Combining IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Technology with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Drops & Injections

Melinda C ORourke, MD, board certified Ophthalmologist & Eye Surgeon, is pleased to offer the most advanced therapy for dry eyes available in the United States:  The combination of IPL and PRP drops or injections, aka The I-Drop and The I-Shot.  

Essence Laser & Wellness, under the supervision of Dr ORourke, was one of the first practices in the United States to offer IPL for Dry eyes.  With over 10 years of experience, we have fine-tuned the art of the IPL treatment for dry eyes.  

We have also been using PRP, both topical and injectable, for cosmetic purposes for years, and have perfected the process.  With this experience, we are uniquely qualified to offer the combination of both IPL and PRP for dry eyes.  

PRP has been used successfully in the global Ophthalmic community outside the US in both the topical and injectable form.  See references below.  Dr Margarite Macdonald, a renowned Corneal specialist out of Tulane University and NYU, cited Marcel Avila, MD, PhD, and his colleagues in Bogota, Colombia, in supporting the use of PRP for dry eyes, stating,

“The studies appear to indicate that PRP injection is safe and effective in improving tear parameters as well as subjective parameters…patients reported greater comfort, particularly when reading or performing outdoor activities.”

With our extensive experience in both IPL for dry eyes, and PRP, Essence Laser & Wellness, under the supervision of Dr Melinda C ORourke, is uniquely qualified to offer this revolutionary treatment in Dry Eye Therapy:  The I-Drop and The I-Shot.  

Call us today for an appointment.  We do not do routine Ophthalmology Eye Care, we are a specialty Dry Eye therapy practice, so please email or bring a copy of your last visit from your eye doctor confirming the diagnosis of dry eye to your complimentary consultation.  


Clinic Ophthalmol Autologous Platelet‐Rich Plasma Drops for Evaporative Dry Eye Disease from Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: A Pilot Study

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet rich plasma. It is simply blood that has been treated so that the platelets become highly concentrated. Platelets are a gold mine of growth factors, stem cells, and cell signaling molecules (cytokines) responsible for tissue healing and regeneration. PRP is used in many specialties, including orthopedics, dermatology, aesthetics, gynecology, and hair loss. Only recently has it been accepted as an excellent treatment for Dry Eyes, used mostly in Europe, and Canada. At Essence, we use PRP for Aesthetics, Dry Eyes, and Lash Enhancement.