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    Default IPL and dry eye

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    Intense Pulsed Light for Dry EyeChristopher Coad, M.D., Ophthalmologist at Chelsea Eye & Cosmetic Surgery Associates in New York City, is using a technique for some dry eye patients called intense pulsed light therapy (IPL). IPL is sometimes used to reduce facial skin redness caused by growth of abnormal blood vessels in patients with rosacea. Doctors noticed that some rosacea patients reported easing of dry eye symptoms after getting IPL. That finding led physicians to try it for patients with dry eye.First, eye shields and a cooling ultrasound gel are placed around the eyes to protect the eyes and surrounding skin. Then, the IPL is aimed under the lower lid, moving across the eyes. Two passes of the light are made. Then the gel and eye shields are removed.Coad says IPL has three main effects on dry eye. First, the heat acts like a warm compress to liquefy the blocked oil thatís plugging the meibomian gland. Second, the small blood vessels that carry inflammatory cells to the site are sealed. Third, the light treatment improves the health and function of the meibomian gland, reducing the risk of further inflammation.

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    Thank you for that Melissa!

    I must admit that when I have had my facial IPL treatments that in itself has helped my

    ocular rosacea, however I appreciate for others it may not be the solution.

    This more localised treatment could be the answer.

    Jx
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