If you have ever suffered the pain and discomfort of Dry Eye Syndrome, modern technology offers new hope.
In the past, symptoms were usually managed by:
However, there is a new treatment which has been delivering promising results (1): Intense Pulsed Light or IPL.
Also known as Intense Regulated Pulsed Light or IRPL, this treatment has been used in dermatology field for nearly twenty years, to reduce the redness, inflamed skin and blemishes associated with skin conditions such as rosacea and acne.
When patients reported that it was also relieving the symptoms of Dry Eye, it led to further investigation of the possible applications for ophthalmology.
IPL Dry Eye Treatment uses brief, powerful bursts of light at specific wavelengths, stimulating the various glands responsible for lubricating the eyeball. For best results, three or four monthly treatments are usually required (2).
This revolutionary treatment for Dry Eye has recently been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (3), and is now available at our Redlands Optometrist Clinic – book your appointment today.
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