With the new BlephEx™ instrument, we can now effectively clean and exfoliate scurf, debris, and inflammatory toxins from the eyelids and eyelashes to disrupt the vicious inflammatory cycle established with uncontrolled blepharitis!
How BlephEx™ works?
BlephEx is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eyecare professional. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx handpiece is used to very precisely and carefully, spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of your eyelids and lashes, removing scurf and debris and exfoliating your eyelids.
The patented micro-sponge is disposable and a clean one is used for each individual eyelid so bacteria is not spread between the lids.The eyes are rinsed well afterwards.
What can I expect from treatment with BlephEx™?
It generally takes about fifteen minutes to perform the BlephEx™ procedure on all of your eyelid margins. The procedure is painless but you will feel a tickle or itch during the treatment!
Dr. Sana and Dr. Alireza Somji take their time and make sure you are comfortable. This treatment allows most of the scurf and debris to be exfoliated from all of your eyelid margins. You can expect the treatment to last for several months. Some patients may need treatment once a year while others with aggressive blepharitis may need several treatments a year.
How Does BlephEx Help?
BlephEx is an in-office procedure. Hence, it does not take much time. Removing the biofilm and bacterial debris from the eyelids relieves chronic dry eye symptoms. The treatments unblock the meibomian glands, allowing them to produce and release oil into your tears. It improves their quality and relieves dry eye symptoms.
Other Benefits of BlephEx for Dry Eye
Since the BlephEx procedure is an in-office treatment, it has several benefits. The top one is the short time it takes to do it. Other benefits of BlephEx include:
- It Is Painless – The procedure involves using a disposable microsponge along the edges of the eyelids. The sponge removes debris and buildup by exfoliating the eyelids. The procedure lasts for six to eight minutes and has minimal discomfort if any. The cleaning needs repetition every four to six months.
- It Is Non-invasive – The procedure works best in cases of severe dry eye. However, the handheld device removes the debris and biofilm without invasive techniques. It only exfoliates the skin on the eyelid margin, exposing the openings of the meibomian glands. That allows the release of healthy oils into your tears, relieving dry eye disease.
- It Saves Money – The BlephEx treatment saves you lots of money. Eyedrops and artificial tears cost money, and BlephEx saves you from using this money. After all, artificial tears and eye drops only relieve the symptoms of dry eye, while BlephEx addresses the root cause.
- It Addresses the Root Cause – BlephEx treatments address the root cause of dry eye disease. It leaves your eyes feeling better than they have in years. Many patients report relief even before they leave the doctor’s office.