what is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids in which they becomered, irritated and itchy with dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes.
Blepharitis is one of the most common cause of dry eyes. This is due to the overgrowth of bacteria along the lid margins and can affect people of all ages.
Symptoms of Blepharitis
- Redness or swollen eyelids
- Crusting of eyelids
- Excessive tearing
- Stinging or burning sensation
- Gritty or “sandy” feeling
- Blurred or fluctuating vision
Treatment options For Blepharitis
There are a number of treatment options of Blepharitis, including:
- Eyelid wipes
- Warm compress
- Microblepharoexfoliation (BLEPHEX treatment)
Although warm compress and eyelid wipes at home are helpful, many people fail to perform the procedure properly or as regularly as needed. For this reason, a procedure called microblepharoexfoliation (BlephEx treatment) is recommended to supplement the home therapy in order to treat blepharitis more effectively.
Regular BlephEx™ treatment helps to reduce or eradicate the symptoms caused by blepharitis. Combined with home therapy, it can be performed every 4 to 6 months or as needed. Without regular home therapy, BlephEx™ treatment can be performed every 1 – 2 months or as needed.
You will be taught on lid hygiene after the treatment, to prevent blepharitis from occuring. Lubricating eye drops, steroid-antibiotic
combination eye drops and oral antibiotic can also aid in the treatment of blepharitis.
Microblepharoexfoliation (BLEPHEX treatment)
BlephEx™ treatment is a painless procedure performed by an eye care professional using a medical device called BlephEx which helps to
physically scrub the edge of the eyelids and eyelashes. This helps to remove excess bacteria, biofilm and bacterial toxins, the main causes of eyelid symptoms, and the procedure takes about 10-15mins for both eyes.