Linklater & Warren
Chislehurst -
020 8295 5131
Linklaters Optometrists
Bexleyheath -
020 8303 4014
Leslie Warren Opticians
Sevenoaks -
01732 452 135

IPL and LLLT treatment for Dry Eye



IPL and LLLT treatment for Dry Eye

The Eye-Light® solution features two core technologies for the effective treatment of Dry Dye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) meaning patients’ finally have access to an effective and safe clinic-based treatment for their symptoms.

The Eye-Light® system combines Low-level Light Therapy (LLLT) and Intense Pulse Light (IPL) for an optimal, non-invasive treatment of Dry Eye induced by Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MGD), chalazion and Dry Eye caused by aqueous deficiency.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) – A clinic based treatment for Dry Eye and MGD

Optimal Power Energy® Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment is a polychromatic light applied in thermal pulses below the lower lashes and cheekbone areas. IPL stimulates contraction of the meibomian glands, and selectively encourages regression of the abnormal blood vessels (telangiectasia) in the eyelids that contribute to the inflammatory cycle of MGD.

IPL treatment is followed by manual gland expression to clear the melted meibum/oil within the glands. This further improves the quality of the tear film, reduces the evaporation of tears and improves dry eye symptoms.

IPL is delivered alongside LLLT treatment as part of a combined treatment protocol for MGD and dry eye.

Dry Eye Symptoms

Low-level Light Therapy (LLLT) – A clinic based treatment for Dry Eye and MGD

Light Modulation® Low-level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a unique photo-biomodulation technology that works within your eyelid cells; the LED derived light stimulates your cell’s mitochondria and increases ATP production. This results in endogenous heating that helps unblock the meibomian glands and reduces the inflammation.

The photo-biomodulation provided by LLLT is completely painless and extremely effective in managing a vast number of ocular surface conditions such as dry eye, MGD and associated conditions such as chalazion and styes.

LLLT is delivered alongside IPL treatment as part of a combined treatment protocol for MGD and dry eye symptoms.

Treating your dry eye symptoms with the combined IPL and LLLT treatment protocol

IPL and LLLT work in synergy and are delivered as part of a structured 3 treatment regimen to treat MGD and dry eye symptoms. The first treatment is given during the initial consultation. The second treatment is given 1 week later and the third given 2 weeks after that. A 4th treatment may be necessary for patients with particularly severe disease.

Top-up single treatments can then be given when needed (e.g. 9 to 12 months later).

How can I book treatment?

We encourage patients suffering with the symptoms of dry eye to, in the first instance, book a Dry Eye Assessment with one of our specialist optometrists. This will culminate in the formation of an individualised treatment plan which may include IPL and LLLT treatment with the Eye-Light® system.

Please get in contact for more information.