Dry Eye Disease
Did you know?
Dry eye disease affects an estimated one out of three Americans.
But there is hope!
Read on to find out more.
What is Dry Eye Disease?
Dry eye occurs when a person's tear glands don't produce enough good quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. It’s a common and chronic problem. Symptoms range from burning, dry, watery eyes, to fluctuating vision and contact lens discomfort. While dry eye is typically not a serious disease, it can interfere with your quality of vision and quality of life.
What is MGD?
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD, is the most common type of dry eye. It occurs when chronic inflammation in the eyelids causes blockage of the oil glands (meibomian glands) there. These oil glands play an important role in the quality of your tears. When the meibomian glands are blocked, your tears will evaporate too quickly, leaving you with dry, irritated, uncomfortable eyes.
Lumenis Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a non-invasive light-based therapy used to enhance the function of meibomian glands. It is fully customized to your skin type and condition.
Stimulates meibomian gland activity
Improves tear quality
Reduces eye discomfort
Requires minimal downtime
Gives the potential for long-lasting relief
Lumenis IPL: What to Expect
The treatment area is cleansed.
Protective eye shields are placed on the patient.
A cooling gel is applied to the treatment area.
The smooth glass surface of the IPL hand piece is placed directly over the treatment area.
A series of bright pulses of light are used to treat the cheeks and eyelids.
Tear gland expression may be necessary after the treatment.
On average, the entire procedure takes approximately 20-30 minutes.