Your eyes depend on the right balance of tears and oils to stay healthy and comfortable. However, if your eyes don’t produce the right type or not enough tears, you could have a very common condition called dry eyes. This is a treatable condition, but until recently, the available treatments only provide temporary relief. But now, there is a new treatment that can provide permanent relief. Here’s what you need to know about IPL dry eye treatment.
What is IPL Dry Eye Treatment?
Using the healing power of intense pulsed light, IPL dry eye treatment reduces dry eye discomfort. It helps improve the function of eye glands that keep your eyes lubricated. Most patients report that their eyes feel better after treatment, along with an improvement in their vision.
The IPL treatment is a painless procedure that is performed in our office. IPL shields will protect your eyes from the light. A thin layer of cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area. The doctor will use a small handheld device that administers pulses of light to your cheek and the surrounding area.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Depending on the severity of your dry eyes, treatments are typically done once a month over a four-month period. Sometimes, fewer treatments are needed while some may need additional treatments. Most patients report improvement in their symptoms after one or two sessions.
Benefits of IPL Dry Eye Treatment?
It may be possible to manage your dry eye symptoms with OTC/prescription eye drops, warm compresses, nutritional supplements, and punctal plugs that stop tears from draining from your eyes. But remember, dry eyes can be a chronic and progressive condition. You can say goodbye to all of that with IPL dry eye treatment.
IPL will make dry eye symptoms like these a thing of the past:
- Reflex tearing (watery eyes)
- Fatigued eyes
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Red eyes
If your current options for treating dry eyes are not working for you, it may be time to consider a more permanent solution. Contact Valley Eyecare Center to schedule an exam to determine if you are a candidate for IPL dry eye treatment by calling (602) 955-2700.