Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) was originally developed for use in dermatology. Blood vessels around the eye are targeted using light, which decreases inflammation and helps to liquefy blockages in the meibomian glands.
When the meibomian glands are clogged, they don’t produce the oil layer of your tear film effectively. A lack of oil in the tears means that they evaporate more quickly than normal before they have had a chance to moisturize your eyes.
One session of IPL takes about 15-20 minutes. You can expect to require at least 3-4 treatments sessions, but your specialist may recommend more depending on the severity of your dry eye disease.
You should experience relief within a few minutes of your first session, and results can last up to several years, depending on your eyes.
The best way to see if IPL treatment is right for you is by booking a consultation. If you suffer from dry eyes, our optometrists can diagnose the problem and recommend a customized treatment plan for your needs.
Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is one one the many new technologies we use to help our patients with their dry eye symptoms. RF uses energy waves to heat your eyelids and treat clogged meibomian glands. This treatment can help relieve symptoms of dry eye disease.
RF treatment has a cosmetic function as a nonsurgical way to tighten your skin. The treatment uses energy waves to heat the deep layer of your skin, called the dermis.
Typically you’ll need at least 3-4 treatment sessions of RF, but our specialists will determine the appropriate number. They’ll discuss your overall treatment plan with you and how it will address your dry eye needs.
Most patients can resume normal activity immediately following treatment. While there may be some redness post-treatment, it generally subsides quickly.
We will discuss any risks with you during your appointment.
The best way to see if RF treatment is right for you is by booking a consultation.
If you suffer from dry eyes, our optometrists can diagnose the problem and recommend a customized treatment plan for your needs.
A chalazion is a slowly developing lump that forms due to blockage and swelling of an oil gland in the eyelid.
A chalazion often starts out as a very small, red, tender, swollen area of the eyelid and is generally not an infection.
- Painless bump or lump in the upper eyelid or, less frequently, in the lower eyelid.
- Caused by a thickening of the fluid in the oil (meibomian) glands of the eyelid.
- Tearing and mild irritation may result as the obstructed glands are needed for healthy tears.
- Blurred vision, if the chalazion is large enough to press against the eyeball.
RF (Radio Frequency) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to treat chalazion.
Blepharospasm is a neurological disorder that causes uncontrollable muscle movements that causes the eyelids to close or have difficulty opening.
Blepharospasm does not affect your vision, but it can lead to functional blindness. When you cannot keep your eyes open, it limits your ability to perform daily tasks.
- Constant Blinking
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Narrowing
- Tired, irritated eye
- Difficulty keeping your eyes open
Botulinum toxin injections (BOTOX) is used to treat Blepharospasms. The injection weakens the eye muscles’ ability to twitch.
Ptosis is a condition in which your upper eyelid droops, sags or falls over your eye. It usually happens because your levator muscle - the muscle that lifts your eyelid - doesn’t work as it should. The condition can limit your vision or block it completely, depending on how much your lid droops. Ptosis of the eyelid can affect one or both upper eyelids. It can also be worse in one eye than the other.
- Excessive rubbing of your eyes
- Increased tearing
- Decreased or impaired vision
- Tiredness and achiness around your eyes
RF (Radio Frequency) is used to treat Ptosis.
Periorbital edema is a term for swelling around the eyes. The area around the eyes is called the eye socket or eye orbit. Sometimes people refer to this condition as periorbital puffiness or puffy eyes.
- mild to severe inflammation around the eye orbit
- double or blurred vision caused by eye puffiness
- redness around the eye, alongside swelling
- bulging of the eyeball
- the white of the eye appearing inflamed
- excess tears being produced
- the eye appearing bruised
- the eyelids being pushed back by inflammation
- being sensitive to light
- pain around the eye or pain when moving the eye
- itchiness around the eye
RF (Radio Frequency) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to treat periorbital edema.
Periorbital Hyperpigmentation is a term for increased skin pigment in the under-eye area, which can be caused by various factors, including genetics, inflammation and allergies. Periorbital dark circles are a darkening of the skin around the eyes; however, unlike dark circles caused by factors such as contact dermatitis or lack of sleep, periorbital hyperpigmentation is often driven by genetics.
RF (Radio Frequency) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is used to treat Periorbital Hyperpigmentation
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