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Blephex

Blephex Header optomizedOver 50% of all patients suffer from some type of dry eye and blepharitis symptoms. BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows our Southampton optometrist to take an active role in treating dry eye and blepharitis.

Blepharitis can vary greatly in severity and cause a variety of symptoms which include:

  • Red, swollen eyelids
  • Itching
  • Burning or gritty sensation
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dry eyes
  • Crusting on eyelids

If left untreated, symptoms can become more severe such as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Infections and styes
  • Loss of eyelashes or crooked eyelashes
  • Eye inflammation or erosion, particularly the cornea
  • Dilated capillaries
  • Irregular eyelid margin

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.

An important step in treating meibomian gland dysfunction is debriding – or removing the excessive buildup of cells, debris and biofilm from the area around the meibomian glands – called Marx’s line. Blephex helps to unblock the glands. The recently introduced BlephEx device is a gentle but extremely effective way of debriding the lid margins. This procedure is typically done every six months.

eye care center also offers children’s eye exams.

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