BlephEx Treatment For Blepharitis in Houston
If you're constantly plagued by crusty, dry, or watery eyes as well as inflamed eyelids, you may be suffering from a condition called blepharitis. This eyelid problem causes irritation to either the inner or the outer eyelid surface, and can seriously impair your quality of life -- but most traditional remedies can do little to treat it. Here at Texas State Optical North Spring our optometrists in the Tomball and Spring area can do better -- through state-of-the-art BlephEx blepharitis treatment. Our optometrists are pleased to offer BlephEx for treatment of blepharitis. This advanced technology allows us to provide powerful and effective treatment for blepharitis delivered in a comfortable, spa-like environment.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is related to Dry Eye Syndrome, and is often a contributing cause, or a parallel condition. It involves inflamed eyelids, particularly where the eyelashes grow and is usually caused by bacterial infections or other skin problems resulting in similar symptoms to Dry Eyes Syndrome in general.
Blepharitis often occurs when the tiny oil glands at the base of the eyelids gets clogged or infected. BlephEx is a state-of-the-art eye care equipment that can be used to remove debris and scurf and exfoliate your eyelids. Lipiflow Or Blephex Which One Is Right for You?
Effectiveness Of BlephEx
Treatments that rely on eye drops, warm compresses, or wipes often only provide momentary comfort by relieving the symptoms. They don’t generally address the underlying condition.
Even wipes, which are designed to actually clean the eyelid are not, in fact, all that effective as they are not intended to provide full exfoliation. Instead, wipes and hot compresses are best used for maintenance of good eyelid hygiene between BlephEx treatments.
Blephex is a simple procedure performed by our optometrist for patients with the following symptoms
- Itchy or scratchy eyes
- The feeling of something stuck in your eye
- Excessive Tearing
- A buildup of gunk/crustiness in the eyelid area
- Dry or uncomfortable eyes
Your optometrist will perform a test to see if you are suffering from Blepharitis. Based on the test results, a customized treatment plan will be recommended that may include eyelid exfoliation using Blephex.