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The Dry Eye Clinic is a part of our Kreutzwaldi Eye Center in Kadriorg. VISIT THE DRY EYE CLINIC HERE

The dry eye is a condition in which there is a consistant lack of moisture in the eye. The cornea is not moisturised enough, and this in turn causes discomfort. The so-called “dry eye” is a common problem and affects 5–35% of the population during their lifetime.

Common complaints: 

  • tingling

  • pain

  • tears

  • so-called „glowing eyes”

  • sensitivity to light – particularly disturbed by daylight bulbs

  • fluctuations in visual acuity (especially when reading)

  •  redness

  • eye strain

  • incapacity to work

  • it is easier to listen than to watch the TV in the evenings

Dry Eye Treatment with the Lumenis OptiLight IPL

The innovative OptiLight IPL is the only device, which has been specifically designed for the treatment of dry eyes, and which has been approved by the FDA. With the OptiLight IPL, we can treat dry eye, stye, hailstone, and dry eye induced fascial rosacea and acne.

How does the OptiLight IPL treatment work?

OptiLight IPL treatment is performed with a device that produces intense pulsating light (flashes of light). The method is designed to suit all skin types.

Light directed at the skin:

  • stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and thereby improves the metabolism of Meibom glands and lacrimal glands,
  • reduces skin inflammation (e.g. rosacea) and inflammation of the eyelids (e.g. blepharitis).

Treatment procedure

OptiLight IPL is a supplementary treatment procedure that is performed in addition to other treatments.

  • quick and simple,

  • the number of charges determined by the program is directed under each eye, on the cheek and temporal region,

  • a course of 3–4 sessions every 1–2 weeks,

  • safe and pain-free.

What are the contraindications to IPL treatment?

Your ophthalmologist must be aware of any other medical procedures that are being performed, have recently been performed or are planned to be performed in parallel with OptiLight IPL treatment. Also, inform your ophthalmologist about any other health-related changes during the OptiLight IPL treatment course.

IPL treatment cannot be performed when:

  • your skin is impaired, damaged by inflammation or inflamed,

  • your hormonal changes are disorderly (uncontrollable),

  • you have been exposed to artificial UV radiation,

  • you have used tanning products in the last two weeks,

  • you have been sunbathing in the previous 2 weeks or plan to sunbathe in the following 2 weeks after the IPL treatment.

If you have any of the following conditions, be sure to consult a dermatologist before starting treatment:

    • cancer

    • vitiligo

    • lupus erythematosus

    • psoriasis

    • epilepsy

    • facial herpes

    • an ongoing photosensitising therapy

OptiLight IPL procedures are performed in our Kreutzwaldi Eye Center. Info and registration at 6623744