Need relief from Dry Eyes? Learn about the benefits of IPL.

What is IPL?

IPL stands for, Intense pulsed light. This therapy treats the underlying cause of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and dry eye syndrome (DES), providing long lasting results for millions of dry eye patients. Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that results from insufficient tear quantity or inadequate tear quality.

How does it work?

It is thought that IPL works by improving the function of the meibomian glands. The meibomian glands are found in the eye lids and have an important function for normal tear film. IPL helps to reduce inflammation, decrease ocular redness (rosacea), destroy bacteria and demodex mites, and improves the tear film.

Will it Hurt?

Most patients describe the sensation felt during IPL like a rubber band being snapped on the skin's surface.

When Will I See Results?

It is common to have results even after one treatment. Usually a series of 3 or 4 treatments helps to keep results lasting. After a series of 4 treatments you may need another treatment every 6-12 months for maintenance.

Who is Good Candidate for IPL?

Your eye doctor may recommend IPL therapy if you are experiencing chronic dry eye symptoms that are affecting your productivity and quality of life.

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