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Informed Consent: IPL + Eyelight Threatment

Dear Patient,

Shortly, you will get benefits from an innovative treatment for dry eye syndrome with the EYE-LIGHT® IPL and Light Modulation device.

The following information is aimed to:

  • Inform you about the stimulation technique of the Meibomian glands through OPE® and LIGHT MODULATION® technologies
  • Verify the absence of contraindications related to the use of those technologies.

If all conditions are met and after your informed consent, the Doctor may proceed to the treatment safely and with maximum effectiveness.

THE TREATMENT

OPE®: it is a polychromatic light which, using thermal pulses to vitalize the meibomian glands to resume their normal activities. Applied around the eyes and cheekbone, it stimulates the contraction of the glands, increasing the lipid stream and reducing the evaporation of tears.

LIGHT MODULATION® is a unique technology of photobiomodulation (PBM) used for many years in various fields of medicine (dermatology, dentistry, etc.). The emission of light at a particular wavelength triggers an endogenous heating of the eyelids. This treatment facilitates production and stimulation of the oil component released from Meibomian glands into the tear film, thus stabilizing the lipid layer of the tears, reducing the signs and symptoms of Dry Eye.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

The treatment is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Pregnancy
  • Epilepsy
  • In the presence of metallic piercing on the treated area
  • Use of photosensitizing drugs

If taking medications such as anti-inflammatories, anticoagulants, antibiotics and antihistamines, please notify your Doctor. I have read and understand the risks and benefits of IPL and Light Modulation therapy. I have no known contraindications and wish to proceed with treatment.