Do you struggle with Dry Eye Syndrome?
Over 16 million people in the United States suffer from dry eye disease, reports the American Optometric Association (AOA).
Dry eye syndrome can affect anyone, but the people most at risk include those 65 years or older, diabetic, exposed to smoke, or living with an autoimmune condition, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Women are at greater risk of developing dry eye syndrome.
If you are seeking treatment to help manage your symptoms, Brimingham Vision Care offers intense pulse light (IPL) therapy.
What Is Intense Pulsed Light Therapy?
Intense pulsed light therapy is a treatment for dry eye syndrome. It is a painless procedure that uses pulses of light to address the most common cause of dry eyes, which is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
The meibomian glands produce oil for tears. When these glands get blocked, they cannot do this, which causes dry eyes. Intense pulsed light therapy dissolves the oil buildup that is clogging these glands. Bacteria is eliminated, and inflammation is reduced.
Our doctors at Brimingham Vision Care can perform intense pulsed light therapy as an outpatient procedure using an instrument called iProX.
What Is the iProX?
The iProX pairs intense pulsed light treatment with radiofrequency therapy. The combination creates an innovative treatment solution not only for skin conditions and vascular issues but also for eye conditions.
As the highest-performing platform available, the iProX features 10 pulses per second, allowing for an extremely quick but efficient procedure.
Benefits IPL and Radiofrequency Therapy
There are several benefits of intense pulsed light and radiofrequency treatment, including the following:
- Eliminates bacteria
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves the symptoms of dry eye syndrome
- Targets the root cause of dry eye syndrome
- Leaves skin and eyes feeling tighter and more elastic
- Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Offers a tolerable treatment with satisfying results
Are There Side Effects of IPL Radiofrequency Therapy?
There may be some swelling and redness around your eyelids after the noninvasive procedure, but this should subside within a few hours. You can immediately return to your regular activities.
Contact Birmingham Vision Care
For more information about intense pulsed light treatment and to discuss all your eye care treatment options, schedule a visit with one of our doctors at Brimingham Vision Care. We provide comprehensive eye exams, eye care services, and treatments for patients in the area. Contact us today at 248-539-4800 or request an appointment online.