BlephEx is a handheld electro-mechanical device that is applied to the margins of the eyelids with the purpose of cleaning them and improving the effectiveness with which tear film flows onto the surface of the eyes.
BlephEx has a disposable, surgical-grade sponge tip that rapidly oscillates to create a cleaning action. Before the sponge tip is placed onto the eyes, it is soaked in a gentle exfoliating solution. This solution provides soft abrasion to help remove dead skin cells and debris that could be irritating the eyes and interrupt tear film progression. The BlephEx device is manually applied to the eyes and moved gently across the eyelids, with the entire, painless procedure taking approximately 6 to 8 minutes per eye. A different sponge is used on each eye, ensuring that no bacteria is passed between them. After the procedure, patients are given instructions on how to maintain the cleanliness of their eyelids with daily/nightly eyelid hygiene at home.
Most patients experience a significant improvement in tear film production and dispersal and a reduction in unpleasant symptoms that they may have been experiencing within 48 hours of their treatment. While a single treatment is normally enough to produce excellent results, many patients are advised to have a BlephEx every 6 months.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of blepharitis, dry eyes, or eye allergies and feel that you would benefit from BlephEx treatment, please contact our team to schedule a consultation appointment.