Dry Eye and MGD in Dakota Dunes, SD

Vision Begins with Tears

Inconsistencies in your tear film can lead to serious problems with your vision. Dr. Steve Ferguson is one of the nation’s leading experts on dry eye disease and one of the first to successfully treat dry eye patients with LipiFlow®.


Do you suffer from:

  • Dry OR watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light or the sun
  • Blurred vision
  • Discomfort in windy or dry conditions
  • Contact lens sensitivity
  • Difficulty performing visual tasks, including reading, driving or watching TV
  • Constant use of eye drops
  • Symptoms worsen later in the day


Dry eye disease is a chronic, progressive condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without treatment, dry eye can make daily life challenging and, over time, develop into ocular surface disease.


Nearly 90% of patients affected by dry eye disease suffer from evaporative dry eye. A shortage of oil produced in the Meibomian glands causes tears to evaporate faster. This lack of tear oil is referred to as disease of the Meibomian glands.


With breakthrough LipiFlow technology, the Dry Eye Specialty Clinic at Dunes Eye Consultants can directly treat the underlying cause of evaporative dry eye disease and provide quick relief.


Your Evaluation

A series of evaluations will be performed to determine the underlying cause of your dry eye disease, which will include a LipiView tear film assessment and a Meibomian gland evaluation. Knowing what causes your dry eye will help determine the best treatment plan.


Relief with LipiFlow

LipiFlow was developed to treat the root cause of evaporative dry eye – blocked Meibomian glands.


LipiFlow works by applying directed energy to the eyelid near the affected glands with precisely targeted warmth from the back of the eyelid and slight pressure from the front. This treatment is performed in the clinic, can unblock glands, interrupt physical deterioration and, in most cases, provide noticeable symptom relief.