Dry Eye Treatments
Intense pulsed light, or IPL, has long been used in skincare, and now it’s also an FDA-approved treatment for dry eye disease. In particular, it’s a highly recommended treatment for chronic dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction.
Meibomian gland dysfunction is the leading cause of dry eyes, as it prevents the eye’s oil glands from functioning properly, meaning your eyes don’t get the necessary moisture. IPL helps to treat meibomian gland dysfunction by emitting a controlled spectrum of light. This light helps to dissolve blockages in the meibomian glands, helping to treat dry eye symptoms, improve overall comfort, and reduce eyelid redness.
The treatment is quick and comfortable and is done in-office. Depending on the severity of your dry eye, you may need 1-4 treatments. Each treatment session is about 15 minutes, and most patients get relief in just a few minutes after the initial session.