Styes and chalazions are inflammatory lesions and bumps along the eyelid. Traditionally, these unsightly bumps have been treated using warm compresses, topical steroids or antibiotics, injections, incisions and drainage.
At Norwalk Vision Dry Eye Center, we’re proud to offer another type of treatment for styes and chalazions using the OptiLight device. If you suspect you have a stye or a chalazion, contact us to schedule your eye exam.
What is OptiLight?
OptiLight by Lemunis is the only FDA-approved light therapy treatment for dry eye syndrome caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
OptiLight uses powerful rays in the light spectrum to target the underlying cause of uncomfortable dry eye symptoms.
The treatment consists of 4 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart. Each OptiLight session takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is non-invasive. You’ll be able to return to your daily routine immediately after each session.
How Does OptiLight Treat Styes and Chalazions?
OptiLight safely uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to target the root cause of the stye or chalazion in a few ways.
Firstly, OptiLight’s antimicrobial functions reduce the amount of bacteria and Demodex mites that may be contributing to your dry eye problems.
OptiLight also produces an anti-inflammatory effect by reducing the abnormal blood vessels in the eyelids. This helps to minimize the redness, swelling and pain associated with styes and chalazions.
Lastly, OptiLight’s antimetabolic properties support a process called photobiomodulation.
Photobiomodulation (PBM), also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), can induce stem cell growth. This further reduces pain and inflammation, and enhances the eyelid’s healing after OptiLight treatment.
OptiLight is effective for chronic and occasional chalazions and offers fast results, diminishing the appearance of styes and chalazions within 3-5 days in most cases.
OptiLight Treatments in Norwalk
OptiLight IPL therapy is an evidence-based method of reducing or eliminating a host of eyelid conditions, including styes and chalazions.
To learn more about OptiLight and our other eye care services, call today!