If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from blepharitis, you may be interested in a new ophthalmology treatment called BlephEx. Our ophthalmologist at Eye Care Specialists Of Florida in Kissimmee, FL, can use this new procedure can help to cleanse your eyelids and improve your symptoms. It also treats dry eye and Demodex infestations. Here is what you need to know about BlephEx.
What Is BlephEx?
BlephEx is a new, FDA-cleared device that helps to cleanse your eyelids and improve your symptoms of blepharitis. It is also effective in treating dry eye and Demodex infestations. The device uses a spinning brush to remove built-up debris, oil, mites, and bacteria from your eyelids. This can help to improve your symptoms and make your eyes feel more comfortable.
BlephEx treats dry eye by removing meibomian gland secretions that can clog your glands and cause dryness. This can help to improve your tear production and make your eyes more comfortable.
How Is BlephEx Performed?
BlephEx is performed in-office by a trained eye surgeon or specialist. The procedure takes about 10 minutes per eye. During the procedure, your eye doctor will place the device on your eyelid and use it to gently exfoliate the surface of your lid. You may feel a slight scraping sensation, but this is normal. After the procedure, your eyes may be slightly red and irritated, but this should resolve within a few hours.
How Does BlephEx Work?
The BlephEx device uses a spinning brush to remove built-up debris, oil, mites, and bacteria from your eyelids. This can help to improve your symptoms and make your eyes feel more comfortable. The device is gentle and safe for most people. It is important to follow the instructions of your eye surgeon or BlephEx provider to ensure that the device is used correctly.
What Are the Benefits of BlephEx?
There are many benefits of BlephEx, including:
- Reduced symptoms of blepharitis
- Improved quality of life
- Reduced dry eye symptoms
- Reduced Demodex infestation
Who Can Benefit from BlephEx?
Most people with blepharitis can benefit from BlephEx. This includes people with mild, moderate, and severe blepharitis. The device is also safe for most people with dry eye or Demodex infestations.
What Are the Side Effects of BlephEx?
The most common side effect of BlephEx is temporary irritation of the eyes. This is usually mild and goes away on its own. Other rare side effects include:
- Eye redness
If you experience any of these side effects, consult your ophthalmologist or BlephEx provider.
How Often Do I Need BlephEx?
Most people will need 1-2 BlephEx treatments per year. However, your eye doctor will determine how often you need to be treated based on the severity of your blepharitis.
Call Us to Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist
If you are interested in BlephEx or any other ocular procedure, call our office today at (407) 483-0328 to schedule an appointment. At Eye Care Specialists Of Florida in Kissimmee, FL, we will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you determine if this procedure is right for you.