Lumenis Optima M22 IPL

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Suffering from dry, itchy, red or burning eyes?


Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common conditions seen by eye care professionals. In fact, 86% of dry dye cases are caused by MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction) ¹.

The disease has a significant impact on quality of life, with symptoms such as foreign body sensation, pain, blurry vision, and, dry or watery eyes.

Optima IPL is a revolutionary treatment that effectively breaks the dry eye vicious cycle – providing long lasting results.

What you need to know about Lumenis Optima M22 IPL


Optima IPL Technology

The unique energy-based technology uses IPL (intense pulsed light) to stop the vicious cycle of dry eye due to MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction):

– Alleviates abnormal blood vessels and reduces inflammatory process2
– Reduces demodex mites and bacterial load3
– Restores tear film and gland morphology4

Optima IPL, effectively treats dry eye disease and – with long-lasting results and improved overall skin appearance.

Optima IPL Treatment

Your practitioner will apply coupling gel on the treatment area to ensure comfort. You will wear IPL protective shields throughout the treatment session for eye safety. You may experience a warm sensation as light is applied to the skin, but this is normal: the treatment is gentle with minimum discomfort. Each session lasts approximately 15 minutes.

Following the Optima IPL treatment, you may have a meibomian gland expression to aid the overall benefits of the treatment.

Optima IPL is a revolutionary treatment. It gently and effectively treats meibomian gland dysfunction with maximum safety and comfort. Treatment is also customised to your skin type and condition.

Is It Safe?

Optima IPL is next-generation IPL technology developed by Lumenis. This first-of-its-kind light-based therapy uses patented OPT™ technology with SapphireCool tips to treat the eye area (periocular regions) safely, gently and effectively.

Lumenis energy-based treatments must be performed by a medical practitioner or an authorised provider in your region.

Do consult with your treatment provider before choosing this treatment.

What happens after treatment?

Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness around the treated areas: this will usually disappear within a few hours. In most cases, you can apply makeup straightaway, and return to your daily activities the same day. Your practitioner will advise you to stay out of direct sunlight for a few days after treatment and apply sun screen.

Patients usually report an improvement in their dry eye signs and symptoms after their second or third treatment. Four sessions with two to four weeks in between are typically needed to achieve optimum results.

After your full treatment course, we will discuss with you about the need for maintenance treatments (usually once every 6-12 months) to ensure the best long-term results.

1 Lemp et al. (2012) Cornea 31(5): 472-8.

2 Kassir et al. (2011) J Cosmet Laser Ther 13(5):216-22. Papageorgiou et al. (2008) Br J Dermatol 159(3):628-32.

3 Prieto et al. (2002) Lasers Surg Med 30(2):82-5.

4 Toyos & Briscoe (2016) J Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 7(6). Dell et al. (2017) Clin Ophthalmol 11:817-827.

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