IPL Laser Therapy

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Dr. Sheth explains that dry eyes is one of the most underdiagnosed eye conditions. Eye drops can help, but in some cases, a new treatment called IPL laser therapy can be the best remedy. The team at Sheth-Horsley Eye Center can perform this highly effective treatment, which relieves symptoms in 93–96% of patients.

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1 00:00:11.840 --> 00:00:18.260 Dry eyes is one of the most underdiagnosed 2 00:00:18.290 --> 00:00:26.460 conditions and is far more prevalent than most people will know. 3 00:00:26.490 --> 00:00:32.220 Dry eye is a complex disease that has many components. 4 00:00:32.250 --> 00:00:37.740 The natural tears that our eyes make are broken down into three components. 5 00:00:37.770 --> 00:00:41.260 The bottom is what we call the mucous layer, or mucin. 6 00:00:41.290 --> 00:00:49.660 The middle, the bulk, is aqueous, or water, and the surface is an oily layer. 7 00:00:49.680 --> 00:00:56.860 When we have decreased production in tears, oftentimes we use supplemental 8 00:00:56.890 --> 00:01:00.220 tears, like artificial tears that can be bought at your pharmacy. 9 00:01:00.250 --> 00:01:03.900 We also utilize modalities like puncto 10 00:01:03.930 --> 00:01:07.850 plugs that allow our tears to stay on our eyes longer. 11 00:01:07.880 --> 00:01:11.340 However, the condition in which we have a decreased 12 00:01:11.370 --> 00:01:17.980 oil layer, the top layer of the tear film, which prevents evaporation of your tears, 13 00:01:18.010 --> 00:01:24.210 is not improved by supplemental artificial tears. 14 00:01:24.240 --> 00:01:27.540 There's a new treatment called IPL Laser 15 00:01:27.570 --> 00:01:33.140 that allows us to treat the glands in the eyelids with the laser that allows 16 00:01:33.170 --> 00:01:39.850 those glands to start producing the oils better than prior to the treatment. 17 00:01:39.880 --> 00:01:47.490 93% to 96% of patients experienced a symptomatic relief of dry 18 00:01:47.520 --> 00:01:53.820 eye symptoms when they have the dry eye laser IPL treatment. 19 00:01:53.850 --> 00:01:55.900 IPL laser treatment is quick. 20 00:01:55.930 --> 00:01:58.620 Patients experience only mild discomfort. 21 00:01:58.650 --> 00:02:00.850 For patients undergoing IPL laser 22 00:02:00.880 --> 00:02:06.100 treatment, it is usually recommended that they schedule four successive 23 00:02:06.130 --> 00:02:11.500 treatments, usually two to four weeks apart, to achieve the full benefit of IPL. 24 00:02:11.530 --> 00:02:14.020 Rosacea is a condition that can affect dry 25 00:02:14.050 --> 00:02:20.980 eyes, and IPL Laser offers a benefit to rosacea patients as well. 26 00:02:21.010 --> 00:02:29.300 IPL laser is not covered by insurance, but is one of the new tools we have 27 00:02:29.330 --> 00:02:37.140 to treat dry eyes along with tears, prescription medications and plugs. 28 00:02:37.170 --> 00:02:41.940 IPL laser has been shown to have a dramatic benefit 29 00:02:41.970 --> 00:02:48.520 in reduction of symptoms from dry eye syndrome. 30 00:02:49.440 --> 00:02:54.220 If you'd like more information on IPL Laser for the treatment of dry eyes 31 00:02:54.250 --> 00:02:57.440 and rosacea, please call my office and make an appointment.

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Sheth Horsley Eye Center

The ophthalmologists at Sheth Horsley Eye Center have been serving the community's eye care needs for over 50 years. Our doctors are members of various prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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