Advanced procedure that uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for the treatment of dry eyes, meibomian gland dysfunction, ocular rosacea, and other chronic eye diseases.
Reduces inflammation and kills harmful bacteria and Demodex mites that reside in the eyelids and eyelashes.
Alleviates ocular signs and symptoms such as foreign body sensation, burning sensation, light sensitivity, tearing, redness, and inflammation.
Also used to treat facial skin damage, including eye wrinkles, dark eye bags, and puffy eyes.
How effective is PhotoTherm?
PhotoTherm has a success rate of up to 93%, and visible results can be seen as soon as 2 hours after treatment.
At least four treatments are recommended, spaced 2 weeks, 1 month, and 2 months apart, to prevent symptoms from recurring. Follow-up consultations are advised every 6 months to monitor eye health.
How does PhotoTherm work?
PhotoTherm uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to heat up the meibomian glands, which are small glands that produce oil that helps to keep the eyes moist. When the meibomian glands are heated, they release their oil more easily. This helps to improve tear film quality and reduce inflammation. PhotoTherm also kills bacteria and Demodex mites, which are microscopic mites that can live on the eyelids and eyelashes. These mites can contribute to dry eyes and other eye conditions.
Why is PhotoTherm better than other traditional treatment methods?
Although other treatment options like lubricants, antibiotics, and steroidal eyedrops are available, there are needs for other alternatives because of antibiotic resistance, irritation after the use of topical treatments, and the unlikely reduction of inflamed blood vessels.
What are the side effects of PhotoTherm?
Light sensitivity is expected right after the procedure. Sun protection cream must be applied to avoid exposure to the sun for the first 48 hours.
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