What is Lid/Dry eye?
Did you know that 26 million Americans suffer from Dry Eye?
Dry Eye/Blepharitis Syndrome (DEBS) is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Anyone can get DEBS at any age, but the prevalence increases with age and with contact lens wear.
Now, thanks to BlephEx®, your eye doctor can precisely and safely, clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes, which should almost immediately improve your symptoms. More importantly, by completely removing the toxins and biofilm along the lid margin, your doctor helps you avoid long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands, helping to treat or prevent chronic dry eye syndrome. The treatment only takes a few minutes and is well tolerated. Regular treatments can effectively result in a cure of dry eye disease in many patients.
What is BlephEx®?
BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes and is well tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.