Get Relief from Blepharitis in Morrisville, NC
Blepharitis is an inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of bacteria that normally live harmlessly along the lid and the base of the eyelashes, which can affect people of all ages, youngest to oldest. When this bacteria grows out of control, it begins to produce a biofilm that traps debris along the eyelashes, trapping bacterial toxins and causing your eyelids to swell. This can ultimately do damage to your tear glands and impact tear production. Less tears with even less antibodies allow this bacteria to continue to grow, causing dry eye and potentially making the issue even worse. This is where Blephex comes in!
Blephex is a convenient, pain-free procedure performed by Dr. Prajapati in his office that cleans the eyelids and prevents the continued growth of blepharitis. Dr. Prajapati uses a patented Blephex handpiece to spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the eyelids and lashes. This will remove debris that causes toxin buildup and exfoliate the eyelids and lashes. The micro sponge is discarded after each individual treatment, guaranteeing the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene for each patient.
The procedure usually lasts between 6 and 8 minutes and is generally reported to be comfortable, with a slight tickling sensation sometimes mentioned by some patients. Often, numbing drops are used to further promote patient comfort.
After the procedure, Dr. Prajapati instructs each of his patients on proper eyelid and lash hygiene in order to minimize the impact of blepharitis between treatments. Because home hygiene is usually only partially effective, Dr. Prajapati recommends that patients have the procedure repeated every 4-6 months.
For more information, please contact Dr. Hiten Prajapati at Triangle Family Eye Care today.