Dry eye so­lu­tion

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ptik Eye­care New­mar­ket is the first op­tometrist in Auck­land 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 ophthalmologist in Mem­phis, USA. He used the IPL treat­ment for skin le­sions 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.

As­so­ciate pro­fes­sor Jen­nifer Craig re­cently com­pleted a study at the Depart­ment of Oph­thal­mol­ogy, Auck­land Uni­ver­sity which demon­strated an 86 per cent pa­tient sat­is­fac­tion rate af­ter three treat­ments.

The E-Eye IPL tech­nol­ogy has been brought to New Zealand by France Med­i­cal and is be­ing used by many oph­thal­mol­o­gists and op­tometrists through­out the world.

For op­ti­mum re­sults three treat­ments are rec­om­mended on days one, 14 and 45. The three ses­sion ther­a­peu­tic treat­ment is $540. For more in­for­ma­tion call 520 1000 or visit www.pa­ter­son­burn.co.nz.

New so­lu­tion: Op­tik Eye­care New­mar­ket is now of­fer­ing IPL tech­nol­ogy to treat the symptoms of dry eye.

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