IPL Treatment for Dry Eye & Ocular surface disease
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) is a drug free, drop free, light-based treatment which targets the root causes of dry eye and ocular surface disease. At Katy Vision Center, we utilize a state-of-the-art Lumenis Optima® M22 IPL which is considered a standard of care, class-leading device. Treatment is accomplished in 4 sessions scheduled approximately 2-4 weeks apart. IPL is applied to the skin surrounding the eyes which are protected by special shields.
Many people have used artificial tears for years without total relief. At Katy Vision Center we use the most advanced equipment to help diagnose and treat the specific cause of your dry eye. It allows us to determine if your symptoms are caused by poor oil production, inadequate water production, or inflammation. It allows YOU to view the actual oil producing glands of the lids as well as see the quality and functionality of your tears.
Once the cause is determined, Dr. Truitt will discuss all available options and create a treatment plan WITH you. In addition to prescriptions and at home therapies, we offer an in office procedure to remove oil glad obstructions as well as IPL therapy to reduce inflammation inhibiting oil gland function. This protects you from future gland loss and promotes better tear health and function.