For thousand of Australians, 'Dry eye Syndrome' now make their lives hell. Researchers have come up with a treatment that is changing lives
What is the Dry Eye Syndrome?
The Dry Eye Syndrome is a Common eye ailment resulting from the Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MGD), which limits the production of eye lubricant causing:
Frequent redness and tearing
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.
Intense Pulsed Light or IPL is a light based technology widely used in cosmetic and dermatologic procedures to treat various skin and related problems. The concept of using IPL for the treatment of Dry Eye Syndrome is relatively new.
The Meibomian Glands are located on the lower and upper eyelids. They secrete meibum - a fatty exudate responsible for inhibiting the evaporation of tears present in the eyes.
The intense pulsed light (IPL) procedure stimulates the Meibomain Glands by functioning as an invigorating warm compress. This liquefies the secretion that blocks the gland. IPL unclogs the gland and helps to restore the eye's normal functions.
In short, the IPL procedure improves the underlying cause of dry eye syndrome. It re-activates the meibomian glands and promotes the productions of tears necessary to keep your eyes properly lubricated.