IPL is Intense Pulsed Light, a technology used for various skin treatments. Lumenis Optima IPL revolutionary treatment gently and effectively treats your skin and eyelid inflammation with maximal safety, comfort and full customization to your skin type and condition.
Is it safe?
Lumenis IPL is trusted by leading professionals around the world and is FDA-cleared for over 20 different skin indications. Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a physician or an authorized provider in your region. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.
What is intense pulsed light for dry eyes?
We see many dry eye patients throughout the year as it is one of the most common eye conditions we treat. Patients come in complaining of burning, itchiness, or redness in the eye, whether associated with computer use, hormonal changes, or a host of other factors. For years we have treated them with various drops or other methods. We are excited to announce that we are now carrying the latest from Lumenis, the M22 Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology for Dry Eyes. It is a unique Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT) and is FDA cleared for 20 different skin indications, including ocular rosacea treatment and other skin inflammatory conditions.
How does it work?
The technology works to remove inflammation that is built up in the eye. Typically, there is dysfunction in the Meibomian gland. These are glands in the upper and lower eyelid. They become obstructed and the oil secreted doesn’t properly coat the eye, causing the tear film to evaporate quicker. This leads to dry eyes. There can also be inflammation in this area, causing ocular rosacea. The oils in the eyes become solid. Thus, the surface of the eye is not getting the proper oil needed.
The IPL heats the area around the skin, preventing any inflammation. The glands then start to become dislodged of their solid oil and the tear flow starts to go back to normal. The oils are now liquid and clear. This is a wonderful treatment for getting rid of the nuisance of dry eyes. With a few sessions of the IPL, you can start to feel pain-free.
Call Hartsdale Family Eyecare on 914-902-5079 to schedule an eye exam with our Hartsdale optometrist. Alternatively, book an appointment online here CLICK FOR AN APPOINTMENT