Duration:

10-15

minutes

Acts on the

1st

cause of the disease

Treats

2

diseases: dry eye and blepharitis

What is IPL laser for dry eye?

Intense pulsed light laser (IPL) treats and relieves the symptoms of certain eye conditions, such as dry eye and blepharitis.

It consists of applying laser to the eyelids to stimulate the functioning of the glands found in this area (Meibomian glands), whose dysfunction is linked to dry eye and blepharitis. In this sense, the laser acts directly on the cause of the pathology.

IPL laser treatment:

  • Reduces inflammation of the eye surface
  • Improves tear film quality
  • Stabilises the conjunctival flora (as it has an antimicrobial and antiparasitic effect)

In which cases is it used?

Pulsed light is used to treat different ophthalmological pathologies, such as:

  • Dry eye
  • A type of eyelid inflammation that can be due to a variety of causes, called blepharitis

The IPL laser can also be used for cosmetic purposes to treat certain blemishes, veins and redness, as well as skin appearance.

Before IPL laser treatment

Before applying the IPL laser, a complete eye exam and, if need be, tests to confirm the diagnosis must be performed.

Moreover, IPL laser is sometimes a complementary treatment, as some patients also require other therapies to treat their conditions.

It is necessary to avoid sunlight during the treatment and for 7 days after laser application. Four sessions are usually performed every two weeks.

During treatment

The IPL laser treatment is carried out in a consultation room. First, cold gel is applied, as well as eye shields.

After preparing the patient, the laser is applied using high-intensity light pulses, which treat the area without damaging nearby structures. In this sense, the equipment features different wavelengths, depending on the filter the ophthalmologist uses to treat the pathology that affects the patient.

IPL laser treatment takes about 10-15 minutes and is painless. However, the patient may notice flashes of light from the equipment, as well as a certain feeling of heat.

After treatment

At the end of treatment, patients can resume their daily activities. You are also advised to:

  • Avoid exposure to the sun for 7 days after treatment
  • Wear sunglasses outdoors, even during the 7 days following treatment
  • Wash the area with pH-neutral soaps, without rubbing the eye and without using hot water
  • Follow the treatment and other advice from the ophthalmologist

Associated pathologies

Experts performing this treatment

FAQs

IMO Institute of Ocular Microsurgery

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Phone: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Exit 7 of the Ronda de Dalt (mountain side). The clinic has a car park with more than 200 parking spaces.

By bus

Autobus H2: Rotonda de Bellesguard, parada 1540

Autobus 196: Josep Maria Lladó-Bellesguard, parada 3191

Autobuses H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, parada 0071

IMO Madrid

C/ Valle de Pinares Llanos, 3
28035 Madrid
Phone: (+34) 910 783 783
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Public transport

Metro Lacoma (líne 7)
Autobuses:

  • Lines 49 & 64, stop “Senda del Infante”
  • Line N21, stop “Metro Lacoma”

Timetables

Patient care:
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

IMO Andorra

Av. de les Nacions Unides, 17
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorra
Phone: (+37) 688 55 44
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IMO Manresa

C/ Carrasco i Formiguera, 33 (Baixos)
08242 – Manresa
Tel: (+34) 938 749 160
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Public transport

FGC. Line R5 & R50 direction Manresa. Station/Stop: Baixador de Manresa

Timetables

Monday to Friday, 08:30 A.M – 13:30 PM / 15:00 PM – 20:00 PM

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