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IPL treatment for dry eye

New: the Clinic now offers IPL treatment to treat dry eye.

What is IPL?

IPL (or LIP in French) stands for Intense Pulsed Light. Initially used in dermatology, its use in dry eye dates back to 2009.

This treatment has several beneficial effects:

  • An anti-inflammatory effect;
  • An anti-microbial effect;
  • It liquefies the oil of the Meibomian glands;
  • It eliminates the small abnormal blood vessels of ocular rosacea (which can also be responsible for dryness);
  • It stimulates the production of collagen.

All of this helps relieve dry eye symptoms.

According to the studies carried out, this has improved the comfort of 80% of the patients treated.


Who is the treatment for?

Any patient experiencing symptoms of dry eye can perform a dry eye assessment to assess whether they are a candidate for treatment.

It is also recommended for people with a history of:

  • Stye
  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Ocular rosacea
  • Demodex

Contraindications: pregnancy, vitiligo, active cancer, photosensitizing drugs, immunosuppressive treatment, dark skin, cochlear implants, active herpes.

If you have any doubts, talk to your optometrist.

Course of a session

  • Cleaning the area and protecting the eyes. The optometrist will install a shell to protect the eyes.
  • Application of a thin layer of gel on the area to optimize the penetration of light into the skin.
  • During the treatment IPL will be applied to the areas adjacent to the eyes and eyelids. This emits a slightly warm light flash.

The treatment is quick and can cause slight discomfort.

Depending on the intensity of the drought and the results obtained, it takes about 3 to 4 treatments spaced about 1 month apart for optimal effectiveness.