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IPL Dry Eye Treatment
Currently available exclusively at Total Eyecare
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition which effects roughly 20% of the population. Conditions of a modern lifestyle can make symptoms of dry eye even worse. Working on computer screens, artificial lighting, air conditioning, wearing contact lenses, and previous eye surgery can all add to the discomfort caused by dry eye.
Common Dry Eye Symptoms
Scratchy or burning eyes
Sore or tired eyes
Generally speaking, dry eye is the result of either insufficient tears or an excessive evaporation. It is recognised that a large majority of cases are caused by the evaporative form, commonly named Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). If you experience any of the above, you may be suffering from some degree of dry eye syndrome
Dry Eye Treatments
Until now, there haven’t been many solutions available for dry eye sufferers. Eye drops, ointments, hot compresses and steam glasses are all great for an hour or two of relief, but all they’re really doing is temporarily masking the problem rather than treating it.
A number of advances in dry eye treatment have seen the development of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, a treatment that stimulates the meibomian glands, helping them return to their normal function and therefore addressing the problem at the source.
IPL treatment is a simple & painless procedure with no downtime which can provide immediate relief for dry eye sufferers. The IPL device generates a polychromatic pulsed light by producing perfectly sequenced light pulses. A series of flashes are delivered under the lower eyelid, which then stimulates the meibomian glands back to their normal tear producing function, as well as reducing inflammation and heating the glands to liquefy any obstructing secretions. After treatment the glands are able to be expressed to clear any blockage, instantly improving tear flow.
The IPL device is medically certified.
Each session only takes a few minutes, and results are cumulative. It is recommended that most people will need around 3 sessions to see optimum results, and then a maintenance session once a year. Some patients might find they need more sessions, while others need fewer. We recommend coming in to see one of our optometrists to find out what would be right for you.
90% satisfaction rate on the first two treatments!
Why Choose IPL Treatment?
- Treats the source of dry eye
- Immediate relief and improvement
- Painless & quick procedure
- No downtime or recovery
- Long-lasting relief (with little maintenance needed)
- Can be used as prevention treatment to stop the problem before it even has a chance to begin!
If you are a dry eye sufferer contact us today to make an appointment to find out if IPL dry eye treatment is an option for you