You are not alone. Between 30 to 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from Dry Eye Disease. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) is considered a leading cause in Dry Eye Disease, accounting for about 86% of cases. * Dry Eye Disease due to MGD can have a significant impact on your quality of life, leading to foreign body sensation, pain, blurry vision, dry or watery eyes. We know how tough and frustrating this can be – and you deserve a solution
Backed by numerous clinical studies, OptiLight’s novel optimal pulse technology (OPT) provides a transformative, safe, and efficacious way to improve Dry Eye disease due to MGD. The way we treat your eyes is the way we want you to feel; safe, with control, and precision. Optimal results in just a few short sessions A course of treatment typically includes 4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart.
Each session usually takes only 10-15 minutes.
During the treatment your practitioner will apply a coupling gel on the treatment area and cover your eyes with shields.
You may experience a warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, the treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort.
OptiLight is often followed by Meibomian Glands expression.
Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness. This will usually disappear within a few hours. You can return to your daily activities and apply makeup straight away in most cases. You will be advised to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days and to apply sunscreen. Patients usually report an improvement after their 2nd or 3rd treatment. Maintenance treatments are usually recommended every 6-12 months, to ensure the best long term results.
Lumenis energy based treatments are not suitable for everyone and, like every treatment, can carry some risks. Treatment with OptiLight is contraindicated for patients with the following conditions in the treatment area: active infections, dysplastic nevi, tattoos, significant concurrent skin inflammation (excluding rosacea or acne), active cold sores, open lacerations, abrasions, and prolonged sun-exposure. Caution is advised for patients with a compromised immune system, coagulation disorders, photosensitivity, hormonal disorders, or a history of Herpes simplex near the treatment area. Patients' eyes must be occluded with eye shields during the treatment. Be sure to consult with your treatment provider to make sure that this treatment is the right choice for you.
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