Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

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LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

29/08/2020: Dry Eye Clinics commence in Leyland in September.

30/07/2020: The world unique InflammaDry test to detect and measure inflammation in dry eye and contact lens discomfort patients avalable from Beth Ralph and Andrew D Price

01/07/2020: As from learly September 2020 dry eye and contact lens patients can also be seen in Nantwich, Cheshire by Mr Andrew D Price. Email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

21/06/2020: As from late August 2020 dry eye and contact lens patients can also be seen in Southport, Merseyside by Mr Andrew D Price. Email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

12/06/2020: As of mid-June 2020 we are starting to put our Contact Lens and Dry Eye Clinics together in our diaries, extending and spacing appointments further apart so that safe distancing and clinical standard hygiene measure can be effective, this along with an anticipated demand for appointments indicates that patients who would like to see Beth or me are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Please email Andrew Price patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  or Elizabeth Ralph beth.ralph19@icloud.com

23/05/2020:  Dry Eye Clinic Video published - watch here.

03/05/2020:  Remote non-urgent consultations with Andrew D Price, now available 7 days/week, day or evening by phone or Webcam Consult. Send initial email to patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk  

03/05/2020: A collaborative agreement between private ophthalmology and Andrew D Price at the Dry Eye/Contact Lens Clinic of ADP-EyeCare at Focus-In Opticians of Rhyl. See more.

04/04/2020: Lipiflow page discusses treatment. See In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments under Dry Eyes Clinic menu-point.

25/03/2020:  New feature of the ADP-EyeCare website is the downloadable, savable, optionally printable Contact Lens Referral documents with all fields open for text. Go to ADP-EyeCare where you will find it under the Contact Lens Menu Point.

 

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments

I am evaluating a number of in-practice/clinic professional treatments that may improve or replace, at least in part, home treatments, in much the same way as the treatments from your dental hygienist improve dental hygiene:


A treatment that has been available for some time now is the Lipiflow system. Please contact Andrew D Price by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an initial discussion on if, following an initial assessment, a Lipiflow treatment may be suitable for you. 

WHAT IS LIPIFLOW SYSTEM?

The Lipiflow System represents more than 10 years of dedicated research and is protected by more than 30 patents. Lipiflow applies simultaneous peristaltic pressure and heat to the meibomian glands. The procedure centres around the breakthrough Vector Thermal Pulse
Technology™(VTP) with heat and pressure being regulated with electronic sensors to control the exact amount of heat and pressure.

WHAT RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THE LIPIFLOW TREATMENT?

The system applies constant, controlled, directional heat to the inner surface of the eyelid while protecting the rest of the eye with an insulated shield, thus providing precise, thermally controlled, safe heat to the targeted area. This, in addition to the application of pressure, facilitates the release of secretion from the obstructed gland helping to improve the lipid layer and relieve the symptoms of dry eyes.
As a result, the obstructed meibum is liquefied and expelled out of the gland orifices. This allows the glands the ability to begin refunctioning and hopefully producing more normal meibomian oil with resultant increase in the quality of tears and a reduction of symptoms on the one hand as well as slowing or reversing the damage of obstructed permanently obstructed glands on the other hand.

Here is a video telling you more:

 

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