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.
Book an appointment today to learn more.
Inflammation in the eye area is linked with dry eye disease, particulary 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:
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.