BlephEx® … The First and Only In practice Treatment for Dry Eye and Blepharitis
Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of dry eye and blepharitis symptoms.
BlephEx® is a new, in-clinic procedure that allows your health care practitioner to take an active role in treating dry eye and blepharitis.
BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of inflammatory dry eye and lid disease.
With regular treatments, patients finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with dry eye and blepharitis.
The BlephEx® treatment is well tolerated and only takes a few minutes to perform.
The treatment has comparisons to seeing a dental hygienist to remove plaque, which is damaging to teeth, similar to removing biofilm from eyelids where it can be damaging to eyes.
BlephEx® can save the patient hundreds of dollars in the costs of prescription drops and artificial tears.
Blepharitis (pronounced BLEF-A-RY-TIS), is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids.
You may notice some or all of the following:
- Eyelids become crusty, irritated and red due to a build-up of oil and debris on the eyelids and eyelashes.
- Burning, irritation, soreness and itching of the eyelids.
- Foreign body sensation (you feel like there is something in your eye).
- Scales close to the root of the eyelash.
- Blepharitis is a chronic (long-term) recurring condition and so the most important part of treating and managing it is to keep your eyelids clean.
- Occasionally it is due to an infection, if so you may also have to take medication prescribed by your healthcare professional to be used throughout the prescribed treatment.
- Although Blepharitis it, is not life threatening, if you do not treat it, it will not improve and your symptoms will remain, possibly worsen.
- Blepharitis is one of the most common reasons cancel elective (planned) eye surgery.
- Remove any eye make-up before going to bed.
- The lid scrub pads mentioned are an excellent way of doing this while also keeping your eyelids clean.
- Don’t share your eye make-up or lotions with anyone else.
- Don’t share your facecloths or towels with anyone else.
- Blepharitis is often associated with Dry eye. Artificial tears will help to relieve these symptoms.