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Blepharitis and BlephEx

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BlephEx is a unique new therapy in the management of blepharitis and dry eye disease, microblepharoexfoliation provides a means to remove eyelash debris, accumulated lid scurf and bacterial biofilm which are known drivers of ocular surface inflammation.

BlephEx is a new, in-office procedure that allows a doctor to completely remove the scurf, debris, crusting, and exotoxin-laden biofilm that builds up on the patients lid margins over years. This biofilm causes the inflammation which slowly shuts down the tear glands and causes a wide range of other symptoms.

In existence for only one year, Blephex is being rapidly accepted as the new standard of care for blepharitis, and has now been adopted by the Mayo Clinic, Mt Sinai Medical College, and Southern College of Optometry among others.

The BlephEx hand piece spins a surgical-grade micro PVA sponge at 2,500 RPM, which has been soaked in a lid scrub solution, along the lid margin. A fresh tip is used for each eyelid. Once clean, now home lid scrubs actually have a benefit in helping KEEP the lids clean, instead of expecting home scrubs to GET the lids clean. Treatments are performed every 4-6 months, sometimes sooner if necessary.

It removes the scurf and collarettes that can occupy the lids in blepharitis patients. In MGD, it removes epithelial overgrowth and plugging of meibomian glands orifices more efficiently than manual removal.

Treating every 4 months can help your patients maintain and improve normal tear function and avoid contact lens intolerance.

For more information about BlephEx or any of the eye care services we offer in our Delaware, OH eye care clinic, call us today!

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