Blephex Promises To Revolutionize Treatment Of Exceedingly Prevalent Eye Condition
Morrisville, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/20/2015 -- Triangle Family Eye Care, a local Morrisville optometric practice known for its highly advanced level of patient care, has announced recently the introduction of a revolutionary new treatment for blepharitis, 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.
Blepharitis can affect anyone, no matter their age, but generally becomes more prevalent with age since a person's tears usually contain less antibodies as they get older. The shortage of antibodies associated with blepharitis causes certain bacteria that live along the eyelid to grow out of control. "When this bacteria grows out of control, it begins to produce a biofilm that traps debris along the eyelashes," explains Dr. Hiten Prajapati of Triangle Family Eye Care, "This then traps bacterial toxins that penetrate the eyelid and cause it to swell, possibly damaging your tear glands and impacting tear production. Less tears with even less antibodies allow this bacteria to continue to grow, making the issue worse. Fortunately, we've recently introduced Blephex to our patients and are already beginning to see the positive results with some of our patients."
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. For the procedure, Dr. Prajapati will use a patented Blephex handpiece to spin a medical grade micro-sponge along the eyelids and lashes, removing debris that causes toxin buildup and exfoliating 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.