The Essence of Dry Eyes

The 2nd blog in a series of 5 on Dry Eye Treatments

 IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is for patients with dry eye, blepharitis, ocular rosacea, or meibomian gland dysfunction. It is a light-based therapy that targets the Meibomian Glands (MBG) at the eyelid margin. The MBG are responsible for producing the oily layer of the tear film, which protects the aqueous layer from evaporation. 

IPL improves MBG function by producing heat and clearing the MBG, and by coagulating the tiny blood vessels (telangiectasias) near the MBG that release inflammatory components into the eye. 

By improving the MBG function, there is less inflammation and less evaporation of the tear film, a common issue in our dry Colorado environment, resulting in more comfortable eyes. 

Essence Laser & Wellness has a unique expertise in treating Dry Eyes with IPL. Dr. O’Rourke and her staff have been treating skin conditions with IPL since 2008. She worked with Research and Development on the early protocols for IPL for Dry Eyes and she and her staff have mastered the protocol using the most sophisticated technology to fine tune treatments based on individual patient endpoints. 

Dr. ORourke was the first ophthalmologist to treat dry eyes with IPL in Colorado and being one of the most experienced centers in the country, receives referrals from all over the United States for patients who have failed standard therapy for dry eyes. 

At Essence Laser and Wellness, we strive for excellence through science, technology, and expertise. With over 10 years of experience in treating Dry Eyes with IPL, board certified Ophthalmologist, Melinda C. O’Rourke, M.D. and the staff at Essence Laser & Wellness are the most qualified for your IPL treatment for Dry Eyes. 

We are now happy to be pioneers in yet another revolutionary treatment for Dry Eyes, the PReye® Drop, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Eye Drops, PReye® Shot, and PReye® Lash, available only at Essence. 

Ask about our IPL/PReye packages. 

Find a solution to your dry eyes with Essence Laser and Wellness. 

Melinda C. ORourke, MD


Essence Laser & Wellness, PC


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