Dry Eye Treatment
What is Dry Eyes?
Tears have several important functions:
- They wash away debris and waste products from the eye surface
- They keep the cornea moist and comfortable. If the cornea starts to dry out, vision will blur.
- Provide nutrients to the eye and carry immune substances to help prevent and fight infections
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.
What are the Symptoms?
- Blurred vision, especially after concentrated work like reading and driving
- Burning or irritated eyes
- Sandy, gritty, scratchy
- Sore or stinging
- Persistently watery eyes
- Sensation of dryness
- Decreased comfort with contact lens wear
About E-eye IPL Therapy
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.
What is it?
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.
Who can use it?
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
Where is it available?
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.