IPL with Thermaeye™ technology, high-intensity pulsed light application, is the latest breakthrough for the treatment of moderate to severe Dry Eye Syndrome. This novel technique that we perform at Omiq, achieves effective, fast and safe results. It is especially indicated when the pathology does not respond to conventional therapies.
Until a few years ago, the only treatments for Dry Eye Syndrome were pharmacological and temporary (artificial tears, eye drops and serums and platelet-rich plasma), heat application and massage. Today with the simple and painless Thermaeye™ IPL laser treatment, longer lasting results are achieved.
How is IPL treatment performed?
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) non-surgical laser treatment is performed with a state-of-the-art Thermaeye™ device in 5 to 10 minute sessions. Initially, three or four applications are made and a reminder application after one year.
It consists of applying high intensity pulsed light impacts under the lower eyelid and on the temporal part of the cheeks to stimulate circulation and nerve endings. This increases the secretion of fat from the meibomian glands that may be obstructed, thus preventing tear evaporation and reducing inflammation.
What are the advantages of Thermaeye™ technology?
- The use of filters is not necessary.
- Can be applied to all skin types.
- No additional cooling systems are required.
- It can be applied on the lower and upper eyelid or directly on the free palpebral margin.
- Broader spectrum of indications: dry eye, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and Demodex infection.
Benefits of Thermaeye™ IPL treatment
- It provides greater hydration of the ocular surface and improves the supply of nutrients needed by the cornea.
- Improves the tear film and maintains the stability of secretion.
- It is a very safe option: it has no side effects or complications.
- It is a long-term solution, as it almost definitely improves dry eye symptoms.
- Results are immediate: improvements are noticeable within the first month of treatment.
- IPL treatment prior to refractive or cataract surgery can be critical to the success of the procedure, especially when multifocal intraocular lenses are implanted.
Dry Eye Syndrome, the most common ophthalmological pathology
Dry Eye Syndrome can cause anything from mild eye irritation to severe inflammation. It is the most common ophthalmologic pathology, whose incidence exceeds 20% in the population over 40 years of age.
Cases increase significantly with age, especially in women after menopause. Likewise, the use of computers and contact lenses, certain environmental factors such as pollution or the use of antidepressant or antihistamine drugs may aggravate its symptoms.