Radiofrequency therapy is best for patients who have dry eye symptoms connected to increased tear evaporation from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. When the Meibomian glands are blocked, your eyes can feel red, gritty and irritated to the point that they water, itch and burn. If left untreated, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction can result in decreased Meibomian gland functionality. Therefore, the goal of treatment is to unblock the Meibomian glands, ultimately helping to restore healthy tear film for those suffering with advanced symptoms.
Women who are pregnant, or could be pregnant are not candidates for radiofrequency therapy. Additionally, anyone with metal implants in the face, or diseases stimulated by heat would not be a candidate.