Blepharitis Treatment & Management in Liberty Village & Midtown

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Supporting Eyelid Health & Hygiene 

Blepharitis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids due to a blockage of the meibomian glands. This uncomfortable condition can develop from various factors but can be prevented with proper eyelid hygiene. 

To keep your eyelids healthy, wash your upper and lower lash lines every day with warm water and diluted baby shampoo or eyelid cleaners. 

Blepharitis Symptoms & Treatment

Although blepharitis can’t damage your eyesight, it should be treated to avoid irritation. The condition can be treated in various ways and can be identified by multiple symptoms.  

Common blepharitis symptoms include

  • Stinging or burning on the eyes 
  • Crusty buildup or debris in the eyelash 
  • Watery eyes 
  • Irritation 
  • Dry eyes 
  • Foreign body sensation 
  • Itchy eyelids 
  • Redness 

BlephEx is an in-office treatment designed to clean your eyelids. We will use a small handheld sponge to scrub and exfoliate your upper and lower eyelids gently. Although this seems relatively simple, this treatment removes debris, preventing the buildup of biofilm.

LipiFlow can also be used to treat blepharitis as this condition is related to meibomian gland dysfunction. LipiFlow helps to break up any blockages in the glands using gentle heat and pressure.

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FAQs About BlephEx  

How long does BlephEx treatment take?

Typically, the procedure lasts between 6 to 8 minutes. However, depending on the severity of blepharitis, it may take longer to get optimal results.

To keep you comfortable, we normally start by putting numbing drops on each eye. Then, we’ll gently apply the disposable microsponge along your lash line, removing any debris. After it’s removed, we’ll wash your eyelids.

After the treatment, you’re free to go about your day as usual.

In most cases, BlephEx treatments take place every 3 to 6 months. However, if patients maintain a healthy hygiene regime, the time between treatments can be extended.

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