BlephEx recently released the first medical device that allows doctors to perform a painless, in-office procedure to treat blepharitis.
The BlephEx handpiece enables eyecare professionals to reduce lid scurf, bacterial debris, and biofilm, thereby improving the overall health of the eyelid, according to the company. The company says the device can save patients hundreds of dollars in the costs of prescription drops, home scrubs, humidity goggles, and artificial tears that mask the symptoms but do not eliminate the cause. BlephEx removes the biofilm, which clears the lids of inflammatory exotoxins that accumulate along the margins.
BlephEx features a medical-grade disposable, micro-sponge that spins along the edge of eyelids and lashes, exfoliating the eyelids. A numbing drop is instilled in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort. Following the 6-8 minute treatment, patients often report a near-immediate resolution of the chronic eye irritation associated with blepharitis and an eventual resumption of normal tear production.