For patients who have suffer from Anterior blepharitis have inflammation on the front of the eyelid in the position of the eyelashes. This is associated with deposits on the lid margin which become super infected with bacteria. The bacteria produce substance which are irritating to the eye and can cause burning and irritation amongst other symptoms.
Most often the debris is microscopic and is not always visible to the eye. That is why we use microscopes to diagnose these deposits.
“BlephEx™ is a revolutionary new patented hand piece, 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. BlephEx™ is a new, in-office procedure that allows the clinician to take an active role in treating blepharitis” This is a quote from their web site. We also use an antibacterial substance as the cleaning agent.
Treatments are typically repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the disease. By eliminating the inflammatory contributors of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. You simply walk in for an eyelid clean and walk out with clean eyelids.