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Intense pulse light in dry eye challenging cases: long-term results

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First Author: M.Cosentino ARGENTINA

Co Author(s):    D. Badoza   C. Vargas                 

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To analyze long- term results with Intense Pulse Light (IPL) in cases of dry eye refractory to treatment.

Setting:

Instituto de la Vision, Buenos Aires, Argentina Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Methods:

We analyzed 100 consecutive eyes of 50 patients. The age was 56.55 �Â�± 18.84 years-old; 21 were men and 29 were women. The follow-up was 18.22 �Â�± 9.45 months. To evaluate satisfaction, we performed a questionnaire before and after completing the IPL sessions. We described the procedure and the planning of IPL sessions.

Results:

Preoperative and postoperative Break Up Time test was 4.55 �Â�±1.88 seconds and 7.66 �Â�± 1.41 seconds respectively. Preoperative and postoperative best spectacle corrected visual acuity was 0.68 �Â�± 0.22 and 0.85 �Â�± 0.14 respectively. Also, we described results about questionnaire of satisfaction.

Conclusions:

IPL is a very helpful procedure to improve cases of dry eye refractory to treatment. It complements the enhacement of corneal surface.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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