Intense Regulated Pulsed Light (IRPL) therapy is one of the newest and most successful technologies in the dry eye market at the moment.
It uses pulsed light to liquefy and release hardened oils inside the meibomian glands. Pro-inflammatory blood vessels selectively absorb the treatment light and die off as well, resulting in less inflammation. IPL also stimulates the mitochondria in cells and helps restore the eye to its normal state. This pulsed light has proven to help with Demodex mites as well since they are susceptible to this wavelength and die off during the treatment.
IPL is considered a curative solution due to its longer lasting effects, thus offering a clear advantage over palliative solutions such as hot compresses, lid wipes, and drops.