IPL Treatment for Dry Eye
At Crockett Eye Clinic, we continue to be a leader in providing our patients with advanced eye care technology. We now offer Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to treat Dry Eye. If you experience symptoms of burning, stinging, and redness due to Dry Eye, then you may be a good candidate for IPL.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, a light-based technology commonly used for various skin conditions, including rosacea and discoloration. OPT is the latest IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology in the market, unique to the Lumenis M22. OPT controls pulse shape by equalizing energy distribution over the entire pulse or sequential pulses – for safer, reproducible results.
How It Works
IPL works by applying a strategic level of light pulses to areas around the eyelids. IPL treatment is selectively absorbed in the hemoglobin of abnormal blood vessels, and destroys them by thrombosis. A major source of inflammation threatening the eyelids is then removed. IPL procedures are highly effective, gentle and safe. At Crockett Eye Clinic, we use advanced Lumenis M22 IPL technology, trusted by leading professionals around the world and FDA cleared for over 20 different skin indications.
About the Procedure
The procedure is safe, comfortable and quick, with no downtime. During the procedure you might experience a warm sensation as the light is applied to your skin, but the treatment is gentle and comfortable. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes. Afterwards an additional procedure to express oil from the meibomian glands will be performed. For optimal results, treatment is recommended once every month for 4 sessions. Maintenance treatments, usually once every 6-12 months, are also recommended for optimal long-term results.