Blepharitis could be the cause of your itchy, dry eyes, and a simple treatment using BlephEx could be the treatment that you have been looking for.
What is Blepharitis? Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and base of the eyelashes that effects over 82 million people in the US alone.
At what age can you get Blepharitis? Anyone can get Blepharitis at any age, but the chances increase as you get older due to a lack of antibodies in your tears.
What are the symptoms?
- Itchy/scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation in the eye
- Dry eyes
- Eye rubbing
How does Corrective Eye Center treat Blepharitis?
With BlephEx, of course. Blephex is an in-office procedure performed by our eye care professional, or trained technician. The 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 for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh clean one is used for each individual eyelid. The eyes are rinsed well afterward.
The procedure lasts about 6 -8 minutes. 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.
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, we recommend scheduling an appointment with us at (216) 574-8900, or online by clicking here.