Blepharitis and BlephEx management

/Blepharitis and BlephEx management
Blepharitis and BlephEx management 2019-02-03T21:04:40+00:00

What does BlephEx do for you?

BlephEx, the newest treatment for blepharitis, is an in-practice procedure performed directly by our Optometrists .  With BlephEx the clinician thoroughly and precisely eliminates the scurf and bacterial debris, the main causes of inflammatory lid disease.


Common symptoms of blepharitis.

  • Itching or scratchy eyes
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Tearing
  • Crusting
  • Redness/inflammation
  • Mattering
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye rubbing

Properly performed, BlephEx will reduce or alleviate these chronic and debilitating symptoms of patients. Treatments are typically repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the disease. By eliminating the inflammatory etiology of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid is improved. Our patients can then begin to produce more of their own tears and finally enjoy a life free from the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis and its subsequent dry eye disease.


Blephex Before | Patient 2


Why Choose BlephEx?

Ever wondered what it would be like, to be able to actually clean your eyelids? Well now it is possible with BlephEx.

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.

How many visits will I require?

This varies depending on the type and severity of your dry eye. In most cases we will review you 2-4 weeks after the initial examination to ensure the treatment is working well and make changes to the treatment plan if required. Again depending on the extent of your dry eye we may then re-exam your eyes on a 3-6 monthly basis.

How much does it cost?

Initial dry eye examination = £75

BlepEx treatment £45

Does it hurt?

No, none of the examinations or treatments causes pain or discomfort. We may instil drops into the eyes in some cases which can be mildly stingy for a few seconds. However, the majority of the examinations involve nothing touching the eye. The Blephex lid cleaning session slightly tickles the eyelid but is not unpleasant.