Seeing is believing 


Understand the cause of your Dry Eye symptoms and get treatment that only takes about 12 minutes.1,2

Ever feel like dry, irritated or watery eyes interrupt your day?

If Dry Eye symptoms are interrupting your life more often these days, you may have something called MGD, or meibomian gland dysfunction. By talking with your eye doctor, you can find real Dry Eye relief.

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Watch the Systane® iLux MGD Treatment System in Action

86% of Dry Eye Sufferers Have Signs of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction³

Graphic showing 86% of dry eye suffers with signs of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)

What is MGD?

Every time you blink, a protective layer of moisture called tear film coats the front surface of your eye. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction happens when glands within your eyelids get blocked or aren't functioning to their fullest and negatively impact the tear film. That can lead to signs and symptoms of Dry Eye.


With Systane® iLux , it's possible to address the root cause of your MGD. The goal of MGD treatment is to gently unblock these glands, restoring healthy tear film and helping you quickly feel better and see better. Systane® iLux actually lets you see what’s been blocking your glands, causing you discomfort.

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Possible Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Symptoms


While 50% of patients with MGD don't report experiencing any symptoms, the following may indicate the presence of MGD:

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Vision Fluctuation

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Eye Irritation

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Watery Eyes

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Eye Dryness

How MGD Affects Meibomian Glands

Eyelid with healthy meibomian glands


Healthy Meibomian Glands

Healthy meibum is clear and adequate and should be assessed by your eye doctor on an annual basis.

Eyelid with moderate meibomian gland dysfunction


Meibomian Glands With Moderate MGD

The more severe the blockage of your meibomian glands, the thicker and cloudier the meibum appears.

Eyelid with severely blocked meibomian glands


Meibomian Glands With Severe MGD

Severely blocked meibomian glands, if left untreated, can result in decreased meibomian gland functionality.

Systane® iLux Delivers Fast Treatment for MGD1,2

Advanced imaging. Your eye care practitioner can use the unique, handheld Systane® iLux device to visualize your meibomian glands and evaluate your Dry Eye in a whole new way.


Gentle non-invasive treatment. The Systane® iLux MGD Thermal Pulsation device can then be used to deliver gentle warming and pressure directly to your eyelids to unblock meibomian glands. Treatment of both eyes only takes approximately 8-12 minutes.1,2


If you regularly use eye drops or have symptoms such as eye dryness and irritation, ask your eye care provider to evaluate your symptoms.



Icon showing timer with 8-12 minutes to symbolize that Systane iLux2 Delivers Fast Treatment times for MGD

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Use our Doctor Locator to find an eye care professional near you who can assess your Dry Eye symptoms and determine the best treatment.

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Use SYSTANE® for fast hydration and lasting Dry Eye Relief

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Important Information for Systane® iLux²®:
The Systane® iLux²® is used to heat and compress glands in the eyelids of adult patients with a specific type of dry eye, called Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), also known as evaporative dry eye, and to take digital images and video of the glands in the eyelids. 


Potential side effects may include eyelid/eye pain requiring stopping the treatment procedure, eyelid/eye irritation or inflammation, temporary reddening of the skin, and other eye symptoms (burning, stinging, tearing, itching, discharge, redness, feeling like there is something in the eye, changes in your vision, sensitivity to light). 


Ask your eye care professional for a complete list of safety information for the Systane® iLux²®.


References: 1. Tauber J, Owen J, Bloomenstein M, Hovanesian J, Bullimore MA. Comparison of the iLux and the Lipiflow for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Ophthalmol. 2020;14:405-418. 2. Alcon data on file, 2019. 3. Lemp MA, Crews LA, Bron AJ, Foulks GN, Sullivan BD. Distribution of aqueous deficient and evaporative dry eye in a clinic-based patient cohort: a retrospective study. Cornea. 2012;31:472-478.