Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is used to help our patients who suffer from Ocular Surface Disease or Dry Eye. IPL treatment near the eyelids reduces inflammation in the glands of the eyelid. These Meibomian Glands produce oil. When we blink, some oil is pumped out of the glands and mixes with the tears to slow evaporation of the tears.
For many people these glands get inflamed, the pores to the glands get plugged, then the oil stops flowing and gets thicker. Ultimately the oil gets so hard that the glands break off or rupture leading to gland loss.
IPL softens the oil allowing the doctor to express oil from the gland, and it reduces inflammation in the glands which helps them recover.
In conjunction with Lipiflow treatment and home therapy treatments we have state of the art Ocular Surface Disease diagnosis and treatment services available for our patients.
If you are one of the many people who suffer from Dry Eyes, call for an appointment and let us help you feel better.