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.
What is Blepharitis of the eyelashes?
Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. There is also a strong evidence that Blepheritis is often caused by “mites” called Demodex that live in hair follicles causing chronic inflammation and loss of lashes. Some people are often misdiagnosed and are treated for ocular allergies before proper diagnosis is found. Your doctor might need to evaluate your lashes under the microscope if she will suspect Demodex etiology of your lid condition. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age, but the prevalence increases with age, since a s we get older, we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears. The good news is that there is a very affordable and effective new procedure called BlephEX, that will eliminate the main causes of your inflammatory lid disease .
What is BlephEX procedure (MBE – Microblepharo Exfoliation) ?
BlephEX is the newest treatment for blepharitis and Demodex . It is a safe, painless and fast way to effectively clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes, which will almost immediately improve your symptoms. More importantly, by completely removing the exotoxin-laden biofilm along the lid margin, your doctor can help you avoid the long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands, preventing chronic dry eye syndrome.
What are the possible side effects of BlephEX?
There are no known side effects of the MBE procedure. Many patients state a feeling of lighter refreshed eyelids with a ‘deep’ clean feeling. For best results it is recommended to repeat the procedure every 4 months.