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Intense Pulsed Light

We treat dry eyes with a variety of products and regimens, one of which is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. Before your first appointment to a doctor, here are some of the most asked questions concerning the use of IPL for treating dry eye conditions. If you have additional questions please give our office a call. We would love to help you find relief for your dry eyes.

What Is Dry Eye Disease?

If you are unable to produce tears to the point where your eyes are often itchy, dry and red, then you may have a dry eye condition. This is an eye condition caused by a lack of lubrication in the eye.

Dry eye is often the result of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which happens when your eyelid oil glands, aka meibomian glands stop producing oil. This production keeps our eyes moist and allows us to produce a healthy amount of tears.

What Is IPL?

IPL treatment for dry eyes uses pulses of light to release hardened oils that have clogged meibomian glands in the eyelids. IPL also reduces eyelid redness and stimulates healthy gland function through vascularization of the eyelids.

Our patients receive four individual IPL treatments that reduce inflammation, reduce bacterial load, increase meibomian gland, and reduce osmolarity of the tear gland.

Want to Learn More About Your Options?

Schedule an appointment at Complete Eye Care of Medina to see if IPL is right for you.