Carolina Forest Family Eyecare Scleral Lens Center, Offers Eye-Light Treatment In Myrtle Beach, SC
Do your eyes feel dry, sore, gritty, and uncomfortable? Have you tried over-the-counter drops and medications to relieve your dry eyes, but you still have symptoms? It’s time to try Eye-Light. Dr. Thomas Weshefsky offers the Eye-Light treatment for people suffering from Dry Eye Disease caused by Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.
What Is Eye-Light?
Eye-Light is a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT). IPL is a laser device that focuses a pulse of light on a specific area of the body. LLLT refers to the use of near-infrared lasers with low wavelengths, which is applied to soft tissues on the body. These devices are known as gentle and effective tools for healing injuries and chronic conditions.
Is Eye-Light Safe?
Eye-Light is an FDA-approved medical device for the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction as the primary cause of Dry Eye Syndrome. Studies show that 93% of patients have been satisfied with the results.
Eye-Light is a safe, non-invasive procedure, which is controlled by computer software built into the device. During the procedure, you will wear protective glasses, which cover your eyes and protect them from any harmful rays. The light pulses from the IPL application do not touch your eyes directly; they are applied to the periorbital and cheekbone areas. The periorbital area is the area surrounding your eyes, including the eyelids, eyebrows, upper cheekbones, and eyebrows.
All About The Eye-Light Device
The device itself sits on a tray that is attached to a stand on wheels. While the patient relaxes in a partially reclining position, Dr. Thomas Weshefsky maneuvers the Eye-Light device to obtain the best angle for the most effective application.
Eye-Light contains a sensor that monitors levels of heat to ensure the right amount of warmth is released to the eyelids. The computer software calculates the level of strength that will be applied to the specific patient, so there is no risk of excessive exposure to the light pulses. Skin color can affect the outcome of the treatment. Eye-Light’s software has the capability to “understand” different shades of skin, generating the right amount of light pulses for each patient’s unique skin color.
Special disinfectant towels are used to clean and sterilize the Eye-Light device between uses. The built-in sensor includes a cooling function that cools down the heating function after each application.
After Using Eye-Light At Our Myrtle Beach Dry Eye Clinic
The doctor will give you a special skin cream to use after the LLLT (the second part of the procedure) is performed. This cream rehydrates the skin in the periorbital area of the face.
Once the Eye-Light procedure is complete, there is no recovery time. In fact, patients can continue their normal activities immediately! Many patients notice improvement in their Dry Eye symptoms within just a few hours. Some have reported a reduction, and in some cases, a total cessation of the necessity for eye drops.
Should you experience any side effect or discomfort, or have any questions following the procedure, contact our office.
Benefits Of Eye-Light
Eye-Light has been shown to reduce the incidence of blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelids) and cysts. It is a unique system that combines 2 light therapy technologies into 1, working in harmony together. It is a powerful, yet gentle and effective solution for patients suffering from MGD and DES.
85% of patients who have received Eye-Light treatment report a noticeable improvement after just 1 application. Dr. Thomas Weshefsky recommends that patients with severe symptoms have a series of 4 Eye-Light treatments. This allows them to achieve better, longer-lasting results.