Local Optometric Practice Introduces Innovative New Blephex Blepharitis Treatment
Cobble Hill, BC -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/09/2015 -- South Cowichan Eyecare, a local Optometric practice constantly at the forefront of patient care innovations, has recently introduced the latest technology in its effort to further protect their patients' sight: Blephex.
This amazing technology is used to treat Blepharitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids which is caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria that live along the eyelid margin. Blepharitis can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender, but generally becomes more prevalent as a person gets older since tears usually contain less antibodies with age. "As this bacteria grows out of control, it begins to produce a biofilm that traps debris along the eyelashes," explains Dr. Trevor T. Miranda, "Bacterial toxins then become trapped and begin to penetrate the eyelid and cause it to swell, leading to possible damage to your tear glands and impacting tear production. Less tears with even less antibodies allow this bacteria to continue to grow, creating a vicious cycle which quickly spirals out of control if not dealt with. The BlephEx tool works by spinning a medical grade micro-sponge along the eyelid surface, eliminating scruff & bacterial debris that builds up along the lid and base of the eyelashes, removing bacteria and destroying the environment it thrives in."
Discussing the patient benefits of Blephex, Dr. Miranda notes, "Patients are excited that there is a new treatment. Many eye care professionals have not addressed this disease in the past or they have simply masked the symptoms with drops. Finally there is a treatment that can eliminate or reduce the causes of blepharitis & improve the health of the eyelid by cleaning up the lids. This causes the patient to have less redness/irritation. Because they can see and feel the difference, patients are often better at keeping up with their lid hygiene at home. This is particularly helpful with demodex infestations as it helps to break down the collarettes on the lashes which are difficult to treat with regular home treatment. In terms of how it feels to patients, the patient experience seems to differ, although most people report a mild tickling sensation"
For more information about the advantages of Blephex, contact Dr. Miranda and his eyecare team at South Cowichan Eyecare, today!