Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, has been traditionally used as a cosmetic procedure for treating facial skin conditions but has become a ground-breaking treatment for chronic dry eye as well. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy is a painless method that delivers pulses of light to liquefy and release oils that have hardened and clogged the meibomian glands in the eyelids - an underlying factor for many dry eye sufferers. IPL also reduces eyelid redness and stimulates healthy gland function. Optilight is the first and only IPL FDA-approved for dry eye management. Optilight was specially developed to reach the delicate contour of the treated area safely, effectively, and gently.
Why IPL is Different From Other Dry Eye Treatments
Many of the treatments for dry eye syndrome, such as eye drops, artificial tears, hot compresses, and eyelid scrubs, are meant to temporarily relieve symptoms instead of treating the root cause of the condition. IPL is unique in that it targets the source – the blood vessels surrounding the glands — enabling them to secrete oils naturally and resume their moisturizing function. This not only relieves symptoms but also slows the progression of chronic dry eye.
What to Expect with OptiLight IPL Treatment
IPL is commonly combined with other dry eye therapies in order to optimize effectiveness and promote healing. Maintenance treatments are usually recommended every 6-12 months to ensure the best long-term results.
If you have tried various treatments for your dry eye, and still struggle with dry eye, we can help. Contact Youngwood Eye Care to schedule your dry eye evaluation today and stop living with dry eyes. Learn how OptiLight can give you the relief you've needed in just a few, quick sessions.
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