The New iLUX MGD Treatment System procedure is not offered at the Lange Eye Institute.
iLux® treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction by the application of light-based heat and compression under direct visualization. It uses light energy to soften blockages of the meibomian gland orifices quickly and comfortably. Dr Michael Lange of the Lange Eye Institute feels this is the best technology on the market for the expression of blocked meibomian glands. Dr Lange and The Lange Eye Institute have developed a natural protocol to help their patients with dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction. This protocol is usually recommended before iLux treatment and will help a significant number of people without doing the iLux. Dr Michael Lange researched and developed a nutritional supplement called Fortifeye Advanced Dry Eye Therapy that is recommended to all patients before doing the iLux treatment. This nutritional system will help many patients with dry eye symptomology and appears to make the Ilux treatment even more effective. The Lange Eye Institute team also recommends hot compresses and lid scrubs of the eye lash margins using a commercially prepared foam cleaner. Lubricating eye drops like Oasis Tears Plus or Fresh Coat are also prescribed prior to iLux. Once these steps are used for a period of time ( 1-3 months) and patients meibomian glands are still blocked , compromised or deficient in tear production the iLux procedure will be recommended. There are certain cases that will have severely blocked glands and iLux will be recommended first followed by the Dry eye protocol developed by Dr Lange. This procedure is painless and takes about 15 minutes to do in the office by a qualified experienced technician . The cost for iLux is $599 and is not covered by vision or medical insurance. call 352 753-4014 for a appointment to see if you are a candidate for iLux MGD Treatment System.