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BlephEx™ is a revolutionary piece of equipment which allows cleaning of the eyelids like never before. As the name suggests it’ used in the effective treatment of Blepharitis; a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes.
BlephEx™ can be safely used by one of our Optometrists 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.
How BlephEx™ Works?
BlephEx™ is a painless in-clinic procedure performed by your eye care professional. 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.
The procedure takes about 6 -8 minutes and is well tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. Since home treatments are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4-6 month intervals.