Intense Pulsed Light
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.