What is IPL for Dry Eyes?
Dry eye syndrome is a typical yet uncomfortable problem affecting many around the world. The issue occurs if a person's eyes are not able to make adequate moisture or when the tears dry up too soon. This may bring on concerns like stinging, burning, and inflammation, as well as sight problems and trouble wearing contacts. Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) with the Lumenis laser at Wang Vision Institute works by heating and releasing oils that may be trapped and clogging your glands, contributing to dryness and itchiness in your eye. The Lumenis device can also be used for refreshing and smoothing skin to address a number of aesthetic concerns, such as age spots and hyperpigmentation. When you are dealing with symptoms that point toward dry eyes, don't wait to book a consult with our team at Wang Vision Institute to receive an accurate evaluation and custom-tailored care plan involving IPL therapy. At our Nashville, TN office, our staff will help you get back to more comfortable vision.
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What Are the Benefits of IPL for Dry Eyes?
Dry eye treatments, like IPL, target the meibomian glands in the eyelids that produce poor quality or insufficient oil or meibum to soothe the tear film. The benefits of dry eye treatments at our Auburn Hills, MI practice include:
- Targeted treatment
- Reduced inflammation
- Controlled therapeutic heat application
- Improved meibomian gland function
- Long-term relief
Am I A Candidate for IPL for Dry Eyes?
An ideal candidate for Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) for dry eyes at Wang Vision Institute is someone who has been experiencing persistent symptoms of dry eye syndrome that haven't responded well to traditional treatments. These symptoms may include stinging, burning, discomfort, and vision issues. Additionally, candidates should have no contraindications such as certain skin conditions, light sensitivity disorders, or the use of medications, like Accutane, that might interfere with the treatment. Those willing to commit to potentially multiple sessions for optimal results would also be considered ideal candidates. If you fit this profile and are seeking a targeted solution for your dry eye symptoms, consider booking a consultation with our expert team for an accurate evaluation and tailored treatment plan.
How does IPL work?
IPL therapy for addressing dry eye syndrome can help resolve different causes of the situation. Your appointment will begin by placing protective goggles over your eyes. We will then pass the IPL handpiece in strategic treatment areas around the eyes, or the alternative desired treatment area, to release buildup that is preventing your eyes from receiving proper moisture. Your provider may recommend multiple treatments for optimal and long-lasting results. Contact Want Vision Institute to learn more about how IPL can help with dry eye syndrome and if you are a good candidate for this treatment option.
IPL for Dry Eye Syndrome FAQ
Can IPL treatment cure dry eye syndrome?
IPL treatment can significantly alleviate symptoms of dry eye syndrome by improving tear quality and reducing inflammation. However, it's important to note that IPL is not a permanent cure. Regular follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain the benefits and manage symptoms over the long term.
How long is the downtime after an IPL session for treating dry eyes?
There is minimal to no downtime after an IPL treatment. You may experience some redness or mild swelling, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few hours. You can generally return to your normal activities immediately after the session.
Are there any contraindications for IPL treatment for dry eyes?
Yes, there are contraindications for IPL treatment for dry eyes. Individuals with certain skin conditions like skin cancer, active infections, or a history of keloid formation may not be suitable candidates. Light sensitivity disorders and the use of certain medications like Accutane could also contraindicate IPL treatment.
Reduce dryness today
When you are having symptoms of dry eyes, there's no need to suffer alone. Book a consultation for IPL for dry eyes with Wang Vision Institute today to get a correct diagnosis and tailored treatment plan. At our Nashville, TN practice, taking care of your eyesight is paramount for your total vitality and well-being.
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