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There is a clear association between dry eye disease (DED) and skin inflammatory diseases occurring in close proximity to the eyelids, such as facial skin rosacea. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is widely accepted as a treatment for skin rosacea. A number of recent studies demonstrated that, in patients suffering from meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), IPL therapy also reduces signs and symptoms of DED. Despite these encouraging results, in the context of DED and MGD, the mechanisms of action of IPL are not well understood.

Dovepress
Intense pulsed light for evaporative dry eye disease
Steven J Dell
Received 18 April 2017
Accepted for publication 13 May 2017
Published 20 June 2017 Volume 2017:11 Pages 1167—1173
DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S139894
Checked for plagiarism Yes
Review by Single-blind
Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman
Peer reviewer comments 2
Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser

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Prospective evaluation of intense pulsed light and meibomian gland expression efficacy on relieving signs and symptoms of dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction
Steven J Dell, Ronald N Gaster, Sheila C Barbarino, Derek N Cunningham

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"Dry eye is one of the most commonly encountered problems in ophthalmology....Patient-specific considerations involve relevant history of autoimmune disease, refractive surgery or use of oral medications, and allergies or rosacea.....Given a complex presentation and a variety of signs and symptoms, it would be beneficial if there was an inexpensive, readily available, and reproducible diagnostic test for dry eye."

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Diagnosis of dry eye disease and emerging technologies
Maya Salomon-Ben Zeev, Darby Douglas Miller, Robert Latkany

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