Dr. Periman (a.k.a Dry Eye Master – @dryeyemaster) and colleagues present wonderful work on the use of IPL to treat chalazia. As described, IPL shows incredible promise of a drug-free, incision-free and injection-free method of addressing chalazia.
IPL was offered to these patients to manage their acute or chronic chalazion/chalazia as a drug-free, incision-free and injection-free method of addressing their lesions that fits into their lives. Patient A had a significant job interview in 2 days. Patient B was scheduled for LASIK in 3 weeks and so rapid control of her eyelid disease and inflammatory burden was important. Patient C suffered multiple chalazia over the years and was exceptionally needle phobic. IPL was an acceptable and effective alternative for these patients. High patient satisfaction was reported. Prior peer reviewed publications support the role of IPL for rosacea and MGD.