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IPL TREATMENT FOR DRY EYE AVAILABLE IN LONG ISLAND:
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy improves dry eye symptoms and actually improves the meibomian gland’s function in the eye.
  • IPL is applied below the eyelash margin. The light acts as a powerful warm compress to liquefy the secretions plugging up the oil-secreting meibomian glands. Additionally, the IPL closes the vascular structures that feed inflammatory mediators to the gland and improves the pumping mechanism. When the function of the meibomian gland improves, recurrent blepharitis (inflammation of the margins of the eyelids) improves.
  • Patients are instructed to apply sun block and avoid sun exposure for one week. Some may experience some mild redness of the skin which normally goes away in a few hours.
  • IPL therapy is recommended for four to six treatments spaced one month apart. Greater than 90% of patients treated with IPL for dry eye disease have had a successful outcome and an added benefit is beautiful healthy looking skin.

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