Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Intense Pulsed Light- New Treatament for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction - clogging of the meibum one of the more difficult dry eye conditions to treat.   Now we have a new method of unclogging the meibomian glands using repeated treatment of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).  We will be discussing some of the clinical results here.

Intense pulsed light IPL)  uses a xenon flashlight stabilized at 500nm wavelength that pulses on and off.
This instrument is originally designed to for dematological use such as varicose veins and skin blemishes.  At this wavelength it also generates heat which serves to melt the clogged secretions and dilate the meibomian glands.  Upon repeated use, it has found to be effective in treating meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
In a single-center prospective study of 30 patients with dry eye symptoms, a single IPL treatment was applied. A clinically significant decrease from abnormal to normal tear osmolarity was reported.

Another study looked retrospectively at the effects of repeated gland expression in 91 patients over 3 years.
"Over 90% of patients had improvement in their meibum and lid margin, and 93% of the patients reported satisfaction with improvement in dry eye symptoms,"  said Dr. Toyo- consultant to DermaMed

Complications such as temporary redness of the skin, conjunctival irritation, foreign body sensation, pain and light sensitivity for a few days were reported by 10 patients.

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  1. Clinical results indicate Intense Pulsed Light treatment is a more economical way to unclogging the meibomian glands in order to get relief. Learn more from TheraLife.