Dry Eye Syndrome


About the pathology 

The dry eye syndrome is a common pathology touching -depending on the geographical area- nearly 20% of the population with symptoms increasing with the age. 

Conditions of a modern lifestyle involving: working on computer screens, driving cars, artificial lights, air pollution, wearing eye contact lenses, air conditioning… make dry eye syndrome a more and more common nuisance. 

Generally speaking, dry eye conditions are the result of a lacrimal layer issue, either caused by insufficient tears or an excessive evaporation.

It is recognised that a large majority of cases are caused by the evaporative form, mainly due to an insufficiency of the external lipid layer of the lacrimal film secreted by Meibomian glands. 

This evaporative form of dry eye syndrome is commonly named Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) which often leads to Meibomian blepharitis characterised by chronic inflammation of the eyelid. 

Current treatments: 

There aren't many solutions available on the market for people suffering from the evaporative form of dry eyes. Treatments currently available are mainly substitutions and are often insufficient to overcome the discomfort felt by patients: 

•Eye drops (artificial tears) 

•Stem glasses 

•Massage / expression of the glands… 

Unfortunately none of those solutions are permanent and the effects only last for a couple of hours if not less.

E-Eye: a new solution for millions of people suffering from dry eye syndrome!

E-Swin - the world leader of Medical Grade IPL technologies - brings an innovative solution to optometrists. 

Efficient, simple and affordable, the E-Eye IPL device is the first and only treatment using Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology bringing long-lasting results! 

• Suitable for dry eye syndrome level 0 to 4 out of 4 (Oxford classification). 

• Results from the first treatment. 

• Medical Grade IPL device with a Medical CE certification. 

• Certified quality: Factory ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. Made in France.


E-Eye is a device that generates a polychromatic pulsed light by producing perfectly calibrated and homogenously sequenced light pulses. 

The sculpted pulses are delivered under the shape of train pulses. The energy, spectrum and time period are precisely set to stimulate the Meibomian glands in order for them to return their normal function. 

Treatment protocol 

The session only take a few minutes 

Patients are comfortably seated on a treatment chair, preferably tilted. The optometrist or ophthalmologist adjusts the metal eyewear protection on the patients head to protect their eyes from the light. They then apply a hydrogel on the skin to protect it. 

A series of 4 flashes are applied under the lower eyelid, from the external canthus to the internal canthus, using the nominal power. 

The same process is then repeated under the lower eyelid of the other eye. 


The stimulation leads to the Meibomian glands returning to their normal function in a very short time (a couple hours) following the treatment. This improvement will last for about a week after the initial treatment two to three weeks following the second treatment, then from a couple months onward. The effect is cumulative. 


IPL Technology 

Intense Pulsed Light 

IPL technology represents a technological breakthrough for the treatment of various benign skin conditions including unwanted hair, facial blemishes, signs of sun-related aging, broken veins and other skin defects. 

We believe that Intense Pulsed Light technology is the most innovative solution on the market - gentle on the skin, non-invasive and suitable for the majority of skin types. 

At the first glance, you will be attracted by the design of the appliance. Soon, you will be won over by its ease of use, its user-friendly touch screen and your clientele will enjoy the virtual lack of sensation associated with the administration of the flash itself.

Technology condensed into a compact format 


Intense Pulsed Light technology 

Our E>O range of IPL devices is using the 3rd and latest generation of Intense Pulsed Light technology. 

This unique French technology is patented by its manufacturer E-Swin. 

The lamp-flash technology, also called ‘square pulse’, is based on an electronically controlled flash spread on a longer time period (called pulse width) at an optimised flash intensity (called fluence). 

This technology is a significant breakthrough in the beauty industry. It is more efficient and safer than traditional IPL equipment. 

Unlike 70% to 80% of commercial IPL used in beauty salons in Australia and New Zealand, the E>O IPL machines have safety features that keep the flash intensity stable during the whole flash emission. 

In conventional IPL devices the energy going through the lamp varies during its pulse; at its peak the energy of the light is too high and increases the risks of burn and scaring. 

With the ‘pure’ flash emitted by the E>O devices these risks are reduced dramatically and this is one of the reasons why our IPL hair removal equipments can be used on dark skin phototypes IV and V. 

There are no less than 12 safety features in the device to insure its reliability. 

Its technology has been proven to be effective through numerous clinical trials and approved by tens of thousands of customers around the world.


Dry-Eye syndrome treatment due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD):

Introduced as one of the best French innovations at OMDA 2013 in Brisbane and SILMO 2013 Expo in Paris, the E>Eye Medical Grade IPL device is the first and only Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device in the world, specifically designed for the treatment of dry eye syndrome due to the Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MDG).

100% developed and made in France by E-Swin, the world largest IPL device manufacturer, the E>Eye is a revolutionary solution now available in New Zealand and TGA registered (ARTG #216 880) in Australia.

Ask for a demo today to discover a world innovation at last available for all ophthalmologists and optometrists.

Stimulation of Meibomian glands

About 80 Meibomian cells are located on the upper and lower eyelids. These cells produce a lipid called meibum which is a fat phase. Its role is to avoid the tears evaporation, adapting the tears to the irregularities of the eye surface and adapting a perfectly convex dioptre.

Applying four specific pulses with the E>Eye IPL from the external canthus to the internal canthus will, by innervation, stimulate and block the Meibomian glands which will return to their normal functions.
As a result the dry lipid layer will have a natural flow of lipid and the tears evaporation will be reduced, stopping the eyes from getting dry.

The benefits are multiple: It improves the comfort of wearing contact lenses, relieves pain from watching computers and other screens, reduces redness of the eye, etc…

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