Tears have several important functions:
The tears consist of three layers, each produced by a different set of glands located on the conjunctiva and the eyelids. The layers need to mix in just the right balance, otherwise the tears will either not lubricate the eyes correctly or evaporate from the eye surface too quickly.
IPL for dry eyes is a relatively new treatment option, developed over the last 8 years and commercially available the last 3 years or so.
E-Eye is a device that generates a polychromatic pulsed light by producing perfectly calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely set to stimulate the Meibomian glands in order for them to return their normal function. Many patients are familiar with IPL technology in the treatment of skin conditions and hair removal. E-Eye IPL is a dry eye specific machine that utilizes the same proven, safe technology.
IPL therapy is particularly applicable to patients who are suffering from evaporative dry eyes or showing signs of it developing. The initial evaluation will establish the suitability of a patient for therapy
E-Eye Therapy is available at the Gold Coast Dry Eyes Center clinics located at Envision Optical Tweed Heads South and Burleigh Heads. Step one is booking for a comprehensive dry eye evaluation to determine your suitability for therapy.