Over 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
- 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.