Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) was originally developed for use in dermatology. Blood vessels around the eye are targeted using light, which decreases inflammation and helps to liquefy blockages in the meibomian glands.
When the meibomian glands are clogged, they don’t produce the oil layer of your tear film effectively. A lack of oil in the tears means that they evaporate more quickly than normal, before they have had a chance to moisturize your eyes.
If you have dry eye, IPL therapy may be right for you. Our office uses InMode Lumecca IPL.
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Inflammation in the eye area is linked with dry eye disease, particularly dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction. Blocked meibomian glands can cause inflammation, which can lead to bacteria that in turn leads to infection and more inflammation.
Addressing inflammation can help to relieve dry eye. Aside from that, there are many benefits to IPL therapy:
Not only can IPL address symptoms related to dry eye caused by meibomian gland dysfunction, it can also be used to treat styes and chalazion stemming from eye inflammation.
Learn more about these conditions and how IPL therapy can help, or book an appointment with Dr. Zargar Eyecare today and find the comfort you need to enjoy your sight.
A stye is an infection of the meibomian gland caused by bacteria that can result in a red, swollen, and painful lump near the edge of the eyelid. It may look like a yellow or white spot surrounded by inflamed skin.
Styes can be very uncomfortable and cause itching, burning, and watering of the eye. They can also make it difficult to open and close your eyes. Long-term styes can lead to scarring of the eyelids and even vision loss if left untreated.
IPL therapy has been found to help reduce inflammation, which is one of the main contributors to stye formation. The light energy from the IPL device helps to remove stye-causing bacteria, thus reducing inflammation and pain. Additionally, IPL helps to reduce the size of styes so they can heal quickly.
Chalazion is a lump on the eyelid that is caused by an obstruction in the glands of the eyelid. These lumps can be red, purple, or yellow in color and are usually painless. However, if left untreated they can become large and uncomfortable, as well as cause vision problems.
IPL therapy has been found to help reduce inflammation in chalazia and clear any blockages in the glands of the eyelid. This can help reduce the size of a chalazion and promote faster healing. Additionally, IPL helps to remove bacteria from the area, reducing the risk of infection.
If you suffer from dry eye, book an appointment for a comprehensive eye examination. We will recommend the appropriate therapies for your unique situation.
If your treatment plan includes IPL, our team will walk you through the procedure to ensure your comfort.