Blephex

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./,/p>

BlephEx® can save the patient hundreds of dollars in the costs of prescription drops and artificial tears.

Blepharitis

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.

Helpful Tips

  • 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.
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