BlephEx is the newest simple treatment for blepharitis. It’s a procedure to eliminate crusts and bacterial debris on the lid margins
Blepharitis is a chronic and very irritating condition caused by the inflammation of the eyelids due to an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. This overgrowth produces a biofilm that traps debris and leads crusts forming along the lid margins. This leads to inflammation, which affects the tear glands thus reducing tear production and fewer tears cause chronic irritation and dry eye.
Symptoms of Blepharitis
- Itchy or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Redness / Inflammation
- Dry Eye
- Eye Rubbing
Eye Opticians offer Blephex treatment to relieve these symptoms. Blephex is a deep cleaning treatment, which removes crusts and debris, embedded within the lids and lashes by gently messaging and descaling the eyelids with the use of rotating soft microsponges. The procedure lasts for no more than 10 minutes and feels like a tickling sensation. After the procedure advice is given on how to maintain clean eyelids with regular lid hygiene.