Science Of OPT

Optima IPL breaks the vicious cycle of inflammation and
restores homeostasis in DED due to MGD12,23
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy

IPL therapy uses intense pulses of non-coherent light distributed over a range of wavelengths, from 400nm to 1200nm. Specific wavelength ranges to target various chromophores in the skin. In dry eye treatment, IPL targets telangiectasia in the eyelids and eye area. Clinical research shows IPL treatment of dry eye:

Destroys the abnormal blood vessels that are perpetuating the inflammation21,22

Decreases the level of pro-inflammatory mediators and inhibits the progression of the inflammation15,16

Reduces the tear film osmolarity back to normal levels 12,23

Restores meibomian gland’s morphology and functionality16

Decreases Demodex mites stimulating infection leading to MGD17

Optima IPL: Next-Generation IPL Technology

Safe, gentle and effective, the Optima IPL is the next-generation IPL technology developed by Lumenis. Optimal Pulse Technology (OPT™) gives professional users the ability to control the pulse shape and provides reproducible results as well as gentle, and comfortable treatments (based on patients testimonials). This technology is specifically tailored for treatment of Dry Eye Disease due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

First-of-its-kind, drug-free, drop-free, light-based treatment

Unlike conventional treatments that work within the eye, Optima IPL uses advanced technology to deliver a controlled amount of intense pulsed light around the eye. With every pulse of light, this first-of-its-kind, energy-based therapy works to control the inflammatory process and to stop the vicious cycle of dry eye due to MGD – displacing the need for medications and providing long-lasting results.

Other IPL Systems
Lumenis IPL with OPTTM
Optimal Pulse Technology

Homogenous Pulses
1 – No spikes in energy
2 – The energy you chose is the energy you get

Reproducible Pulses
1 – Consistent level of energy between pulses

Patented water cool tip:
SapphireCoolTM chiller tip allows to:
1 – Reach higher levels of energy and achieve optimal results
2 – Provide safe and comfortable treatment for the patient

Advantages of the Optima IPL

Designed to treat the delicate skin close to the eyes with these key features:

1. Stapeton et al. (2017), Ocul Surf 15(3):334-65.
2. Farrand et al. (2017), Am J Ophthalmol 182:90-8.
3. Sullivan et al. (2017), Ocul Surf 15(3):284-333.
4. De Paiva et al. (2006), Am J Ophthalmol 141(3):438-45.
5. Donnenfeld et al. (2004), Ocul Surf 2(1):34-44.
6. Shtein et al. (2011), Expert Rev Ophthalmol 6(5):575-82.
7. Lemp et al. (2012), Cornea 31(5):472-8.
8. Viso et al. (2012), Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 53(6):2601-6.
9. Liu et al. (2010), Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 10(5):505-10.

10. Jarmuda et al. (2014), J Med Microbiol 63(Pt 2):258-62.
11. Baudouin et al. (2016), Br J Ophthalmol 100(3):300-6.
12. Dell et al. (2017), Clin Ophthalmol 11:817-27.
13. Rong et al. (2018), Photomed Laser Surg 36(6): 326-32.
14. Arita et al. (2018), Cornea 38(2):e4.
15. Liu et al. (2017), Am J Ophthalmol 183:81-90.
16. Yin et al. (2018), Curr Eye Res 43(3):308-13.
17. Prieto et al. (2002) Lasers Surg Med 30(2):82-5.
18. Cuerda-Galindo et al. (2015), Ann Anat 198:66-72.

19. Seo et al. (2018), Cont Lens Anterior Eye 41(5):430-5.
20. Viso et al. (2014), Eur Ophthalmol 8(1):13-6.
21. Kassir et al. (2011), J Cosmet Laser Ther 13(5):216-22.
22. Papageorgiou et al. (2008), Br J Dermatol 159(3):628-32.
23. Toyos & Briscoe (2016), J Clin Exp Ophthalmol DOI: 10.4172/2155-9570.1000619.

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