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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) on Dark Skinned Patients

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) on Darker Skin Types By Helen Molteni Case Western Reserve University – Class of 2023 Biochemistry and Finance, B.A. Candidate Class of 2023 President Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a relatively new method for treating dry eye disease; it works specifically to reduce inflammation, liquify the oil to some extent, and unclog meibomian …

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Best Dry Eye Options for Severe Dry Eye Patients: IPL and Meibomian Gland Probing (IPL & MGP)

The most important objective in treating patients with dry eye symptoms (ie, dryness, redness, burning, itching, rebound tearing, foreign body sensation, pain) is to save the meibomian glands and attempt to restore their function. It is essential also to save and restore any damaged tissue in the lacrimal gland and conjunctival goblet cells, but this …

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IPL a intense Pulse Light for Dry Eyes: Poof that it helps from authors without financial interest

Below are some papers reporting the effect of IPL aim dry eyes from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.  Reluctantly, as I am a skeptic at heart and am married to the world’s most skeptical man, I must admit that IPL does help dry eyes. I have now treated over a hundred patient and the quality and quantity …

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Quick Review of Dry Eye Treatments:

Review of Dry Eye Treatments: There are 2 key paths to help dry eye symptoms:  The most important is to save the Meibomian Glands which are crucial in producing the priceless oil that keeps the watery part of the tear (the aqueous) on the eyeball.  The second path is to get rid of your symptoms: …

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Does IPL Kill Demodex?

Yes, IPL does appear to kill Demodex. See below.SLC References: https://www.the-dermatologist.com/article/6756 Using Intense Pulsed Light Several reports that have advocated the use of intense pulsed light (IPL) for the treatment of acne also suggest some efficacy against Demodex. Dr. Neil Sadick of Cornell University in New York, conducted an investigation of 24 patients with a mean …

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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Appears to Save Meibomian Glands and Helps Heal Styes and Chalazia

This is our 5th patient who had IPL for a chalazia and the chalazia resolved externally on the slit lamp microscope (and one could see the improvement even without a microscope). The improvement is visible also on meibography. IPL is an alternative to excision for styes and chalazia to save the glands. SLC     …

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Is IPL Safe? Does IPL Work?

Having now used IPL on almost 100 patients, I have found IPL to be very safe and effective. Here is another paper showing IPL is safe. The only complication they had was partial eyelash loss in 1 patient. Photomed Laser Surg. 2018 Jun;36(6):326-332. doi: 10.1089/pho.2017.4402. Epub 2018 Apr 24. Intense Pulsed Light Applied Directly on Eyelids …

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2017 Cost of Intensed Pulse Light (IPL) for Dry Eyes

2017 Cost of Intensed Pulse Light (IPL) for Dry Eyes IPL is a relatively new procedure which we have been performing for about 2 years now that helps patients with dry eyes. I have posted on how it likely works here: https://drcremers.com/2017/02/intense-pulse-light-ipl-risks-and.html?q=IPL Here is another good post about improvements seen now with more patients: https://drcremers.com/2016/11/ipl-intense-pulse-light-before-and.html?q=IPL How much …

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