Your eyes get burning sensation, foreign body sensation, redness, irritation, dryness. Computer work, reading or driving exacerbates the symptoms. Eye drops & warm compresses give no relief from symptoms…
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) is a novel way to treat evaporative dry eye caused by Meibomian gland dysfunction.
With IPL technology, light pulses penetrate the tissue and create heat, targeting the abnormal vessels that are the root cause of the inflammation.
It treats your skin & eyelid inflammation while improving overall skin appearance.
It is safe & comfortable.
To ensure utmost comfort, your physician will apply coupling gel on the treatment area. For your eyes safety, you will be wearing IPL protective goggles/ pads during the whole treatment session. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. During the treatment, you might experience a warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, but the treatment is gentle & should not feel uncomfortable. Following the IPL treatment, your physician may perform meibomian gland expression, which is an optional procedure to accelerate your skin & eyelid healing process.
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness around treated areas that will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, makeup may be applied immediately, and daily activities can be resumed the same day. Your physician should advise to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days following the treatment & apply sun screen.
Skin and eyelid inflammation can be relieved with as few as 1-2 treatments. Typically 4 sessions with 3-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results. Following the full treatment session, it is recommended to consult your physician on maintainence treatments for optimal long term results (usually once every 6-12months).