Lumenis Intense Pulsed Light Technology for Dry Eyes

What is intense pulsed light IPL for dry eyes ?

Recently we added a new technology to For Eyes from Lumenis.

The Lumenis M22 IPL is a highly sophisticated, drug free, drop free, light-based treatment that targets chronic inflammation, which is the root cause of dry eye disease. Optima IPL helps breaks the vicious dry eye cycle.  It alleviates abnormal blood vessels and reduces the level of pro-inflammatory mediators and Demodex mites that perpetuate the disease and stimulate this vicious cycle. As such, it effectively restores tear film osmolarity and gland morphology to normal function, providing a lasting effect on dry eye disease signs and symptoms.

Dry eye is one of the most common eye conditions, patients have a range of symptoms from burning, itchiness, or redness in the eye, which could be associated with age, computer use, hormonal changes or other factors. 

Dry Eyes

The TearLab Osmolarity System

Dry eye is typically associated with inflammation which impacts on tear film osmolarity (TFO).  Tear hyperosmolarity can induce tear film instability changing the physical properties of the tear film and interaction between the eye lids and ocular surface, damaging cells and triggering inflammation.  This process is associated with the “vicious cycle” of dry eye syndrome where inflammation changes tear film osmolarity exacerbating dry eye symptoms and further increasing inflammatory changes.

At For Eyes Optometrist we use the highly sophisticated TearLab Osmolarity system which accurately measures the osmolarity of a small tear sample.  This has been demonstrated as an accurate indicator of ocular surface instability.  The test is quick. painless and provides the osmolarity result within seconds.

TearLab® Osmolarity System

An Essential Diagnostic for Dry Eye Disease