Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of bacteria along the lids and base of the eyelashes. This bacterial overgrowth causes crusting and flaking around the base of the eyelashes and builds up over many years. The symptoms of blepharitis include eyelid irritation, redness, foreign body sensation, lid mattering, and itchiness.
Previous treatments include using lid scrubs in the form of a foam or moist towelette, which have limited effectiveness on more stubborn and advanced forms of blepharitis. Blephex is a revolutionary in-office procedure that allows me to effectively eliminate bacterial debris and biofilm that builds up along the lid margin. This treatment helps alleviate the symptoms of blepharitis and dry eye disease. Studies show close to 70% of those over 65 have blepharitis. Call or email us for more information regarding Blephex today!