of Dry Eyes

80% of rosacea patients suffer
from meibomian gland dysfunction.

Optima Intense Pulse Light


Lumenis Optima Can Help with Dry Eye

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has been used by dermatologists for several decades to treat a variety of skin disorders  including facial rosacea, pigmented lesions as well as for skin rejuvenation. Studies show that IPL stimulates fibroblasts in the skin, leading to new collagen formation and skin tightening.

Recently, IPL has been shown to be an effective treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular rosacea and dry eye management.  80% of rosacea patients suffer from meibomian gland dysfunction.  Dr. Ramsower uses the Lumenis Optima IPL, a light-based treatment to treat the periocular rosacea and inflammation.  IPL helps to seal off the abnormal blood vessel growth that leak inflammatory mediators into the surrounding ocular tissues. Improved meibomian gland function, greater tear stability and a reduction of dry eye symptoms have been reported following treatment.

Treatment is accomplished in four sessions usually 3-5 weeks apart. The eyes are protected by special shields and IPL is applied to the skin surrounding the eyes. Sessions last about 10 minutes and are quite comfortable.  Most patients see results by the second or third treatment.  Another treatment may be performed in six months to a year if needed.  Some patients may require a combination of IPL and LipiFlow for the best results.   IPL has been shown to be a safe and effective treatment for dry eye disease.

Now Offered at
Dry Eye Center of Florida!

Dr. Jenifer Ramsower is proud to be able to offer Lumenis Optima Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments at Dry Eye Center of Florida!

Optima treatment equipment
Intense Pulse Light Treatment

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