Do you have dry eye? Redness, Burning?
This is extremely common. Between 30 to 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from Dry Eye Disease. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is considered a leading cause in Dry Eye Disease, accounting for about 86% of cases.
Intense Pulsed Light therapy is the first type of photo-facial laser treatment to be FDA approved for dry eye management. Backed by numerous clinical studies, IPL technology provides a safe and effective way to improve Dry Eye disease due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD). This type of laser treatment was specifically developed to treat the face and around the eyes gently, safely, and effectively. Spectrum IPL’s advanced technology helps patients to feel relief – improving both eye and skin health.
A course of treatment typically includes 4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Each treatment usually takes 20-30 minutes. During the treatment you will have gel generously applied on the treatment area, and your eyes will be covered with protective shields. You may experience a warm sensation as the laser light is applied to the skin. The intensity of the laser shot causes minimum discomfort. Meibomian Gland expression may be done after the last treatment and as needed. After the treatment, you may experience some redness. This will usually disappear within a few hours. You can return to daily activities right away. You will be advised to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days and to apply sunscreen.
Talk to Dr. Grigg or Dr. Rolfes to see if this treatment is right for you