BlephEx® is a quick and painless in-office procedure used to combat dry eye and blepharitis. This hand held device uses a spinning, medical grade, micro-sponge that gently exfoliates the lashes and eyelids to remove debris for immediate results. Our experienced eye doctor can help provide these immediate results using the BlephEx® system.
What Is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is the chronic inflammation of the base of eyelid, otherwise known as the eyelid margin. There are plenty of reasons that blepharitis may occur, including bacterial infections, dry eye, fungal eyelid infections, parasites, or dysfunction of the Meibomian glands. Those with blepharitis may experience burning or stinging eyes, irritated or watery eyes, itchy eyelids, grittiness, or a a crusty debris/dandruff at the base of their eyelashes. Blepharitis is commonly associated with some skin conditions like ocular rosacea and psoriasis.
Who Can Get Blepharitis?
Since eyelids can be difficult to clean, anyone can get blepharitis. Using BlephEx®, the bacteria that cause blepharitis can be gently scrubbed away in a quick, painless and successful procedure.
Most patients feel instant relief of their symptoms after a single treatment. With the debris cleared out, the ducts can begin to restore natural tear production. Blepharitis is generally a chronic condition, meaning that it often recurs after treatment. To keep the eyelids healthy and maintain these results, it is recommended to get a BlephEx® treatment about every 6 months. Keeping your eyelids healthy and clean can save you time and money in the long run by reducing the need for drops.
Contact Lenses & Blepharitis
If you have blepharitis and wear contact lenses, you should make the switch back to eyeglasses until the blepharitis has been treated successfully. The bacteria that form on the margin of your eyelid to cause blepharitis may stick to contact lenses and can lead to pink eye and other eye diseases.
Is Blephex® Right for Me?
BlephEx® is a very safe, effective dry eye treatment that is right for almost everyone. Generally, patients experience little-to-no discomfort during the outpatient treatment. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, Blephex® may be the solution for you. Contact Jacksoneye today to discuss the BlephEx® treatment if you’re suffering from blepharitis or dry eye syndrome in general. Our experienced ophthalmologist performs this treatment for patients from all over northern Illinois, including Lindenhurst, Lake Zurich, McHenry, Barrington, Gurnee, Libertyville, Highland Park and Chicago.