Professional Eyelid Cleaning | BlephEx™

What is BlephEx™ treatment?

We all brush our teeth twice a day but we still see the dentist to have a super clean. This gives us a good starting point to maintain dental hygiene.

In the same way, for those with blepharitis and the need for daily lid hygiene, having your eyelids professionally cleaned gives you a good starting point to keep your eyelid hygiene maintained.

It involves the use of a device with a rotating micro-surgical sponge. This exfoliates and cleans the dead skin cells and scurf build-up at the base of the eyelashes and the lid margins. The solution used is also mildly antibacterial and anti-demodex, tackling both causes of blepharitis.

Cataracts and blepharitis

Blepharitis can be a source of infection risk during cataract surgery and it is a good idea to bring the blepharitis under control in order to reduce the bacterial populations on the lid margin. The sort of infection caused by surface microflora is called endophthalmitis. This occurs when bacteria enter the inside of the eye through the surgical entry points. It can be devastating to eyes health and in worse cases can cause complete blindness.

If you find it difficult to effectively cleaning your eye lids it is advisable to consider professional cleaning. This can be done with a one off BlephEx™ treatment before your cataract surgery date. After locally anaesthetising your eyes, the eyelids are effectively cleaned using a microsurgical sponge.