El Paso, TX
A 51-year-old female asked:
Because ipl for dry eye is not covered by insurance, is there a list of doctors that provide this treatment for me to call and get price of treatment?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nancy Appelblattanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 46 years experience
Not sure which IPL: If it is intense pulsed light(laser) , how is this supposed to help dry eye? In any event, i would call and or check on the web the american academy of ophthmalogy, and also the mayo clinic dry eye page.
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Dr. George Yanganswered
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
IPL and dry eye: Ipl is cutting edge technology for treating a specific cause of dry eyes called meibomitis. There are no fda trials suggesting its efficacy, only anecdotal reports. I usually reserve this option until after all other treatment modalities have been exhausted. Also, any decreased tear production needs to be addressed as a separate entity as well. Good luck.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2014
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