07 August 2015
Fitzroy North Eye Centre is excited to offer the newest IPL technology especially designed to alleviate the symptoms of dry eye.
This cutting edge technology, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) system, is a high intensity light source that emits polychromatic, non-coherent light over a broad spectrum. Unique filters in the IPL limit the wavelengths between 550mm and 1200mm for dry eye treatments. This is a specific IPL device to treat only Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, which is the most common cause of dry eye syndrome.
The treatment of dry eye disease using IPL can be traced to Dr Ronaldo Toyos an Opthalmologist in Memphis, USA. He used IPL treatment for rosacea, a skin condition, and found that his patients were coming back and reporting their dry eye symptoms had also improved dramatically. This was the beginning of the E-Eye IPL technology.
Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia has approved this new innovative treatment which indicates evidence of its safety and effectiveness. The E-Eye IPL technology has been brought to New Zealand by France Medicals and is now being used by many Opthalmologists and Optometrists throughout the world.
When we heard about the results of the E-Eye laser for dry eye, we decided to implement this new technology in our practice.