Blephex lid hygiene for the treatment of Blepharitis
Rawlings are pleased to offer the newest treatment for blepharitis, BlephEx, which is a quick and painless procedure that can be performed in-practice by your eye care practitioner.
With BlephEx the clinician thoroughly removes scurf and bacterial debris around the eyelids, which are the main causes of inflammatory lid disease and blepharitis.
BlephEx can also be used prior to eye surgery such as cataract removal as a one-off treatment to clean the lids of debris (which can harbour bacteria) and may help reduce the risk of infection following the surgery.
Common symptoms of blepharitis.
- Itching or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- The build-up of bio-matter around the eyelashes
- Dry eyes
- Eye rubbing
BlephEx will reduce or alleviate these chronic and debilitating symptoms. The treatment is typically repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the disease. By eliminating the inflammatory cause of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. Patients can then begin to produce more of their own tears and enjoy a reduction in the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis and associated dry eye disease.
How BlephEx Works
The revolutionary BlephEx equipment consists of a medical grade disposable micro-sponge soaked in a specialist gentle antibacterial lid which is spun precisely and carefully along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
A 20-30 minute appointment is required on the first treatment but the procedure itself only takes approximately 10 minutes and is well tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene, and a bottle of cleanser is supplied. The procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.
For more information or book an appointment please contact your local branch of Rawlings Opticians.