What Is IPL?
IPL is a specifically calibrated series of intense pulsed light (IPL) which are precisely set at a specific energy and frequency. IPL is specifically designed for treating dry eye due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Treatment with IPL stimulates the Meibomian glands and helps them to recover their function.
At In2Eyes Optometry, we utilise the E-Eye IPL technology for dry eye treatment. The E-Eye has a Medical CE certification in Europe and is also a registered medical device listed under the TGA in Australia and WAND in New Zealand.
What Happens During IPL Treatment?
Before being treated with IPL, your optometrist will perform a comprehensive dry eye assessment. This will ensure that we understand the causes behind your symptoms and to create a dry eye treatment action plan, tailored to your condition. Your optometrist will advise if IPL is right for you.
- Patients are required to remove all make up from the skin.
- Patients are fit with protective goggles.
- Conductive gel is then placed beneath the eyelid area to ensure even spreading of pulsed light during treatment. –
- 5 – 6 IPL flashes are then applied safely beneath the eyelid area to stimulate the normal functioning of the meibomian glands.
For best results, treatment should be applied on day 1, day 15, and day 45, and then subsequently as needed. Treatment may also be administered in conjunction with meibomian gland expression or other recommendations from your optometrist, including treatments you can do at home to ensure optimal results. This session normally only takes around 10 minutes.