Dr Zamani is one of a handful of UK based Doctor treating dry eye syndrome and rosacea affecting the eye area with BroadBand Light (BBL) technology. BBL works by safely reducing inflammation in the Meibomian Glands of the eyelids; Meibomian Gland Dysfunction causes approximately 50% of dry eyes. BBL, a form of IPL, helps to improve tear quality and improve patient reported symptoms.
Patients with ocular rosacea have dilated blood vessels known as telangiectasia along the eyelid margin, which contributes to increased eyelid inflammation and can cause meibomian gland dysfunction. BBL causes photocoagulation of these abnormal blood vessels, helps open the meibomian gland, and liquifies the oil within the gland.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Treatment requires protective contact lens placement. There may be mild swelling, redness or crusting of the area for 5-7 days after treatment. Most patients notice an improvement within days of having the first treatment. 3-4 treatments are recommended at 2-3 week intervals with subsequent yearly touch ups.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS
BBL is an excellent treatment for dry eyes syndrome and functions to decrease inflammation of the meibomian glands and improve eye comfort.