IPL treatment for dry eyes
At The Eye Practice, we can do your first IPL treatment on the day of your dry eye assessment – if you are found to be a good candidate for it. Usually three treatments are needed, about a month apart. Treatment is quick (15 minutes per eye) and painless. A minimum of three treatments over a three-month period is recommended.
IPL- not a panacea
IPL does not help all forms of dry eye. In fact, we have found that it is really only beneficial for patients who have tiny spider veins in the skin of their eyelids. This is ocular rosacea and can occur in conjunction with other forms of rosacea and vascular problems such as spider veins and varicose veins. IPL can be a waste of time and money if you are not the right patient for it.
Accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause is a hugely important part of the effective management of this eye disease. There are no magic bullets. It may be that another professional in-house treatment (such as Blephex) may be more appropriate for your particular eyes. Or perhaps managing inflammation will be the key to successful management in your case.