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OptiLight IPL treatment of Dry Eyes and MGD

Eyelid inflammation, leading to meibomian gland dysfunction and dry eyes, can be settled with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) dry eye treatment. This improves the tear film and reduces dry eye symptoms.


OptiLight IPL uses patented Lumenis Optimal Pulse Technology and is a precise new light therapy. It does not use laser and consequently has very low risk. It uses specific light filters with specific wavelengths to treat specific skin conditions, including meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and rosacea. OptiLight IPL is specifically the only system with full FDA-approval for the treatment of dry eyes with pulsed light.

The Process

Your consultant surgeon during your dry eye assessment will determine whether you are suitable for OptiLight IPL treatment. Your dry eyes can sometimes be associated with a lid condition called blepharitis (like dandruff of eyelashes). The consultant can treat this condition with exfoliation of the lid margin with a rotating soft sponge, called BlephEx.

Patients usually require an initial course of 4 treatments, spaced 2-3 weeks apart, for optimal results in treating MGD and dry eyes. You may require intermittent treatments if your symptoms worsen, or at 6 monthly intervals. Each treatment is cumulative in effect.

The IPL treatment significantly decreases high tear concentration (osmolarity), treats inflamed blood vessels, reduces inflammatory mediators and restores meibomian gland function. The net result of this is that many patients regain comfortable, clearer, brighter, more moist eyes without puffy red thickened eyelids.

Why MY Eye Clinic?

Newcastle Dry Eye Clinic, based at MY Eye Clinic, is the only medical facility in the North East offering OptiLight IPL for the treatment of dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Only comparatively few clinics outside of London can offer this latest FDA approved treatment.

My Eye Clinic can provide expert corneal consultant assessment of dry eyes.

Newcastle Dry Eye Clinic at My Eye Clinic has a full range of diagnostic equipment for specifically for dry eyes. These tests include non-invasive tear break-up time assessment, TearLab® tear osmolarity testing, infrared imaging of the meibomian glands and Schirmer’s testing of tear production.

My Eye Clinic offers OptiLight IPL treatment of dry eyes and meibomian gland dysfunction.

Your Consultants

Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Cornea and Dry Eyes

Mr Morgan, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, is a Dry Eye Specialist who is an expert in the assessment and treatment of dry eyes.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Oculoplastic (eyelid) surgery and Dry Eye treatment.

Mr Boyce is a Consultant Oculoplastic surgeon with a special interest in blepharoplasty, ptosis, entropion and ectropion surgery. He has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist, with special interest in Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Surgery, at Sunderland Eye Infirmary for 20 years. He now works exclusively in the private sector.


Full Dry Eye New Patient Assessment (60mins) including all investigations


Dry Eye Review Appointment (30mins)


OptiLight IPL - treatment of Dry Eyes / MGD - course of four sessions


OptiLight IPL - treatment of Dry Eyes / MGD - single session


OptiLight IPL - Dry Eye (approx 6 month) review & top-up treatment



As with any treatment there can be side effects from IPL but these are usually minimal and settle quickly. Common risks include very mild ” sun-burn” with redness, swelling, pain and tenderness.

Other side effects of IPL treatment are uncommon but do include:

damage to natural skin texture

change in pigmentation

burn, scarring, swelling & bruising

itching and dry skin

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Anthony TooleAnthony Toole
12:56 16 Apr 24
Alistair QuinnAlistair Quinn
13:07 09 Apr 24
First class recommendation for My Eye Clinic and in particular Andrew Peel who was professional, knowledgeable very thorough. A pleasure to deal with!
Holly RobinsonHolly Robinson
12:16 28 Mar 24
So helpful and reassuring. My site is amazing. The whole process was so smooth, I understood everything that I was told and knew of any risks and potential side effects before agreeing to anything. Couldn't be happier.
Dawn RaffleDawn Raffle
19:10 21 Feb 24
I recently had permanent lens procedure carried out by Mr Ghosh. Having glasses as a child and contact lenses for many years, this has been an absolute revelation for me. Mr Ghosh was absolutely brilliant and very professional from the start. All the staff are lovely and especially like to thank Dianne, Anita and the team. This has changed my life for the better thanks.
Anis FinnAnis Finn
09:35 29 Mar 23
Beautiful clinic, really nice atmosphere, prompt service and really friendly and professional staff. Fernando was particularly great!I would definitely recommend.
Mrs TigerMrs Tiger
17:51 17 Jan 23
Excellent care, all staff very courteous and helpful. YAG surgery clearly explained to me by Mr Morgan, who did a brilliant job. I'd highly recommend this clinic.
Arya DaniArya Dani
14:43 22 Dec 22
Good location
Audrey GilesAudrey Giles
08:58 23 Nov 22
I visited the My Hearing Clinic knowing I needed a hearing assessment but thinking it was just a build up of wax. It came as a shock that I heard a hearing loss which needed addressing. The service I received from Andrew was outstanding! He explained my hearing loss and went through all my options. He recognised that it was a lot of information to take in so made a follow up appointment, giving me sufficient time to think about what I wanted to do. From start to finish the service has been excellent, efficient, professional and friendly from the moment you walk through the door and meet Lee. The clinic is well located, parking on site, high standard of cleanliness. Definitely a recommendation from me. Thank you!
Andrea BoothAndrea Booth
19:55 22 Nov 22
Absolutely first class treatment and experience at this wonderful clinic. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly Mr Morgan the consultant was lovely explaining everything. I had YAG laser treatment painless no discomfort and almost immediate corrected vision. Thank you all so very very much.
Glynis GallagherGlynis Gallagher
16:41 17 Nov 21
Visited clinic today with a totally blocked left ear. Had micro suction to remove a huge build up of ear wax. It was over in minutes. Excellent, efficient and friendly service from start to finish. Would recommend 100% Worth every penny!
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