IPL Dry Eye Treatment

 

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Do you suffer from dry, itchy, red or burning eyes?

Dry Eye Disease (DED) is one of the most common conditions seen by eye care professionals. In fact, 86% of Dry Eye cases are caused by MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)¹. The disease has a significant impact on the quality of life, with symptoms such as foreign body sensation, pain, blurry vision, dry or watery eyes. Optima IPL is a revolutionary treatment that effectively breaks the dry eye vicious cycle – providing long lasting results.

¹ Lemp et al. (2012) Cornea 31(5): 472-8.

What is it?

Lumenis Optima IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a revolutionary treatment. It gently and effectively treats Meibomian Gland Dysfunction with maximum safety and comfort. Treatment is also customised to your skin type and condition.

Is It Safe?

Optima IPL is next-generation IPL technology developed by Lumenis. This first-of-its-kind light-based therapy uses our patented OPTT M technology with SapphireCool tips to treat the eye area (periocular regions) safely, gently and effectively. Lumenis energy based treatments must be performed by a medical practitioner or an authorised provider in your region. Do consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

How does it work?

Optima IPL Technology

Our unique energy-based technology uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to stop the vicious cycle of dry eye due to MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction):

- Alleviates abnormal blood vessels and reduces inflammatory process*

- Reduces the Demode x mites and bacterial load**

- Restores tear film and gland morphology***

Optima IPL, effectively treats Dry eye Disease and - with long-lasting results and improved overall skin appearance.

Optima IPL Treatment

Your practitioner will apply coupling gel on the treatment area to ensure comfort. You will wear IPL protective shields throughout the treatment session for eye safety. You may experience a warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, but this is normal: the treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes.

 

Following the Optima IPL procedure, your practitioner may express your meibomian glands as an optional procedure.

*Kassir et al. (2011) J Cosmet Laser Ther 13(5):216-22. Papageorgiou et al. (2008) Br J Dermatol 159(3):628-32. **Prieto et al. (2002) Lasers Surg Med 30(2):82-5. *** Toyos & Briscoe (2016) J Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 7(6). Dell et al. (2017) Clin Ophthalmol 11:817-827.

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IPL targets the pigment on the surface of the skin or blood vessels below the surface.

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IPL treatment for dry eye due to MGD targets inflammation below the skin surface. It involves applying gentle light pulses from ear to ear across the face.

“A few years ago, my eyes were constantly tearing up. I spent a small fortune trying several different eye drops– none of them worked. I finally went to a medical practitioner who told me about Optima IPL treatment. Love it!”

– Anna Heata Mosconi

“As a pilot, having dry, irritated eyes is unacceptable. Drops provided a temporary solution but putting them in my eyes all day was a big inconvenience. After a few treatments with Lumenis Optima IPL, my vision was back to normal. I’ve recommended the treatment to all my fellow workers who suffer from the same problem.”

– Josh Bauer, Commercial Pilot

Breaks the Dry Eye Vicious Cycle

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Provides long-lasting results

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Drug free

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Drop free

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A fast, safe and comfortable treatment