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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


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


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


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.


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.


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

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