The Relief Your Dry Eyes Need
Most offices simply treat your dry eyes with eye drops. Here at the Houston Eye Professionals, we are proud to introduce the latest in technology for the treatment / cure of Dry Eyes.
Introducing: IPL – Intense Pulsed Light treatment of Dry Eyes.
Intense Pulsed Light treatment for dry eyes utilizes pulses of light to liquefy and release hardened oils that have clogged the Meibomian glands in the eyelids. IPL also affects vascularization and inflammation of the eyelids, reducing eyelid redness and stimulating healthy gland function. Your eye doctor will begin your IPL treatment by placing shields over the eyes to protect them from light pulses. An IPL device is used to administer the pulses of light to the area around the-eyelids. The pulses of light help heat, liquefy and Loosen Lipids that have clogged the eyelids glands.
After the IPL light treatment is complete, one of our experienced eye doctors is able to manually express oil from the glands and restore normal oil flow in the tear film. Oil is a very important component of the tears and prevent the tears from early evaporation, which can lead to dryness. Although many people notice improvement in dry eye symptoms after their first or second treatment, your eye doctor will recommend an initial series of 3 IPL treatments, performed once a month over the course of three months.
This initial treatment bundle is designed to help with long term success in treating both chronic dry eye disease and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), the root cause of dry eye disease.
After the initial series of IPL treatments, most people will need only occasional maintenance treatments, depending on the severity of their dry eye condition. Your doctor may also recommend combining IPL treatments with other dry eye therapies.
Why Consider IPL treatment?
Many common treatments for dry eye disease-such as Artificial tears, hot compresses, and eyelid scrubs, focus on temporarily relieving symptoms instead of treating the cause of the condition.
IPL is designed to address Meibomian Gland dysfunction (MGD), the root cause of chronic evaporative dry eye condition. If you have tried various forms of treatment and medications for your dry irritated eyes with little success or relief, then the Advanced Dry Eye Clinic at the Houston Eye Professionals may have a better solution for you. Call to schedule your dry eye examination today!