Do you suffer from dry eyes?
Temporary relief using drops and ointments may be a thing of the past; the exciting new treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
Dry Eye Syndrome due to Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MGD) is an ailment where your system is unable to produce enough tears to protect the surface of the eyes.
Channel 9’s ‘A Current Affair’ on June 12, 2015 stated that “For thousands of Australians, ‘dry eye syndrome’ can make their lives hell. Now, by accident, researchers have come up with a treatment that is changing lives.”
IPL treats the cause of dry eye, it is non-invasive, pain free and there is no downtime.
IPL can help to stop that gritty and tired eye feeling that dry eye syndrome causes.
So say farewell to dry eyes with IPL treatment, where most patients find immediate results and further treatments will provide long lasting relief.
Why should I choose Cosmetic Image Clinics for IPL Dry Eye Syndrome treatment?
Cosmetic Image Clinics is owned and operated by former AMA Qld President and TV Medical Journalist Dr Ingrid Tall who has over twenty years of experience in the cosmetic medicine industry. Our clinic is medically supervised and if experience and credibility is what you are looking for, then make Queensland’s largest cosmetic clinic, Cosmetic Image Clinics your preferred provider.
What is Dry Eye Syndrome and what are the symptoms?
Dry Eye Syndrome due to Meibomian Glands Dysfunction is a condition that is caused by the body not producing sufficient tears to protect the surface of the eyes.
This condition can cause blurred vision, gritty or burning eyes, frequent tearing or red, sore and tired eyes.
Any form of these symptoms can mean that you may be suffering from Dry Eye Syndrome.
Why choose IPL treatment for Dry Eye Syndrome?
IPL is a non-invasive treatment with no pain and no downtime.
It treats the cause of dry eye by stimulating the meibomian glands that assist in producing tears that are necessary to lubricate the eye.
How is IPL performed to treat Dry Eye Syndrome?
At Cosmetic Image Clinics the Intense Pulsed Light treatment will be performed in a medically supervised clinic.
Firstly eye shields will be placed over the eyes to protect the eyes from the light. Cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area.
Then a small handheld device is used to administer pulses of light to the surrounding areas, from the edge of your ear to the bridge of your nose, just under each eye.
After the IPL treatment the Meibomian Glands will be expressed to clear any blockages.
This IPL procedure improves the function of the Meibomian Glands, helping to improve vision and the feeling of the eyes.
Stimulation of Meibomian Glands
The Meibomian Gland on the upper and lower eyelids secretes a lipid called meibum, which is a fatty exudate. It functions to circumvent the evaporation of the tears.
Applying intense pulse light (IPL) stimulates the Meibomain Glands acting as a restorative warm compress to liquefy any secretions that may be blocking the oil-secreting gland. IPL will unplug the gland and return it to its normal functions and help with dry eyes.
How many IPL treatments will be required and what types of results are expected?
Most patients will require at least four treatments, once a month depending on the severity of the dysfunction.
Substantial improvement can be experienced after one or two treatments, but the full course of treatments is advised to get the best results possible for the condition.
Patients will require maintenance therapy at least once a year after the initial treatments.
The benefits include improvement in comfort of wearing contact lenses, relief from that gritty eye feeling and pain from viewing computer screens and other devices. It can also improve redness, soreness and tired eyes.