Co-management is an important part of the care of evaporative dry eye patients. Simple modalities like warm compresses, nutraceuticals, antibiotics and punctal occlusion can obviate the need for referral. If not, documentation and use of a dry eye survey prepares the patient for the procedure.
Patients are given a week of topical steroids postoperatively and return to you in six weeks for assessment of vision, intraocular pressure, and tear film Additionally, it is helpful for patients to submit a dry eye survey at 6 months and one year. To send a link to your patient, please click here.
The value of repeat LipiFlow in two years is a subject of considerable research. Co-management would include recognition of the need for repeat therapy.
Co-management is reimbursed $250. For more information, please call Denise at 215 886 9090 (888 700 EYES) or send her E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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