DRY EYE THERAPY
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DRY EYE SYNDROME?
Insufficient or poor quality tears.
80% of dry eye is due to blocked oil glands in the eyelids (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
Other factors may include: gender (women), age (over 50), environment, medication or Auto immune disease (Sjogren's disease, arthritis, others).
WHAT SYMPTOMS COULD I HAVE?
- Sandy, Gritty, itching, burning eyes
- Excessive tearing and discharge
- Tired Eyes
- Discomfort that worsens as the day progresses
- Unable to wear contacts for more than a few hours
WHY IS IMPORTANT TO GET TREATMENT?
Because this is a progressive condition that gets worse the longer it goes untreated. Overtime the glands die and symptoms can exacerbate to the point that it harms the cornea.
HOW DOES IPL TREATMENT WORK?
The primary cause of dry eye syndrome is Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), which occurs when the oil-producing Meibomian Glands are clogged up and unable to produce a healthy tear film. The oil is crucial as it stops your tear film from evaporating too rapidly.
The heat emanating from the light target the blood vessels surrounding the glands, shrinking them which in turn reduces inflammation, this helps liquefy and release oils that have hardened and clogged over time in the Meibomian glands of the eyelids, thus reducing blockages that cause dry eye symptoms and improve the quality of your tears.