Revenue Potential with LipiFlow and LipiScan

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Adjust these values to see the impact on potential patient volume, suggested charges, and estimated revenue for LipiFlow.

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Potential LipiFlow candidates in your practice*

Suggested charge per LipiFlow Procedure

Suggested charge per LipiScan and LipiFlow Procedure

Patients per week
14 LipiFlow, 60 LipiScan


Gross profit
$1,500/wk, $78,000/yr

Your break-even point
2.14 months


Gross profit
$8,640/wk, $449,280/yr

Your break-even point
0.61 months

About These Products

The LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager and LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System provide methods for imaging meibomian gland structure and evacuating gland obstructions in patients with meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).

The LipiFlow procedure is performed in both optometry and ophthalmology practices and requires the console, reusable cable, and a single-use Activator for each eye. In 2015 and 2016, capital and procedure disposable prices were reduced by up to 50%. In general, medicare and commercial payers do not reimburse MGD treatments so patients must pay out-of-pocket.

About this Calculator

These tools were developed to help you decide whether purchasing this device makes sense for your practice setting. Sample values are already entered in the calculator fields, but you can adjust them to reflect your circumstances. This tool reflects average values of the most common factors associated with operation of these devices in bilateral procedures, but does not include adjunct costs such as service agreements, maintenance charges, staff or operational expenses. You should consider all variables when contemplating the purchase of this or any device.

*Results based on findings that up to 60% of the population has MGD1


1. Blackie C, Carlson AN, Korb DR. Treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eye symptoms with a single-dose vectored thermal pulsation: a review. Current Opini