IPL Treatment for Dry Eye

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy, a common skin treatment used to address rosacea, sun damage, and acne scarring, is now available to help treat patients with evaporative dry eye disease, known as dry eye syndrome. Oil is a key component of tear composition, coating the eyes and preventing tear evaporation, which can lead to dryness. However, hardened oils can obstruct eyelid glands.

How IPL Works

Lumenis Optima Intense Pulsed Light treatment for dry eye produces pulses of light to heat, liquefy and release hardened oils that have clogged glands in the eyelids, allowing doctors to restore normal oil flow in the tear film. In addition to stimulating healthy gland function, IPL can also reduce inflammation, another source of eye dryness. The long-lasting, effective treatment is drug- and drop-free with minimal discomfort and rapid recovery.

Elmquist Eye Group is excited to expand our solutions to the treatment of dry eye disease. If you are tired of suffering with dry, irritated eyes, and other drops or therapies haven’t provided relief, visit us for a dry eye evaluation, and learn if IPL treatment can offer you relief.