BlephEx®

BlephEx® is the first and only doctor eyelid cleaning procedure to help maintain clean and healthy lids. Over 50% of all patients suffer from some type of eyelid symptoms associated with insufficient eyelid hygiene. BlephEx® is a new, in-office procedure that allows your eye doctor to take an active role in cleaning your eyelid margins.

Benefits of BlephEx®

  • BlephEx® removes excess bacteria, biofilm, and bacterial toxins, the main causes of eyelid symptoms.
  • BlephEx® cleans eyelids to maintain eyelid hygiene.
  • Eyelids stay clean and symptom-free with regular treatments.
  • The BlephEx® treatment only takes a few minutes to perform.

How It Works

BlephEx® is a painless in-office procedure performed by your eye care professional or trained technician. A revolutionary new patented BlephEx® handpiece is used to spin a soft medical grade micro-sponge very precisely along the edge of your eyelids and lashes. This procedure effectively removes years of accumulated bacterial biofilm, much like a dental cleaning removes accumulated plaque and biofilm. Once the biofilm is removed, your eyelids are cleaner and healthier. A healthy eyelid is critical for normal tear production.

The patented micro-sponge is disposable, and for optimal cleaning and exfoliating, a fresh, clean one is used for each eye. The eyes are rinsed well afterward.

The procedure lasts about 6 – 8 minutes. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is usually placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.

After the procedure, you may resume normal activities. Home cleaning regimes can continue but are only semi-effective. BlephEx® should be repeated every 4-6 months as determined by your eye doctor.

The sooner in life that BlephEx® is begun as a routine element of eye care, the better the long-term results. If you wait until you have symptoms before seeking treatment, much damage may already be done to your tear glands.
Treat your eyelids early, and treat often.

Ideal Candidate for BlephEx®

BlephEx® is recommended for patients who have

  • Itching or Scratchy Eyes
  • Foreign Body Sensation
  • Tearing
  • Crusting
  • Redness/Inflammation
  • Mattering
  • Dry Eye
  • Eye Rubbing

BlephEx® is also recommended for contact lens wearers.

Make sure to let your eye doctor know of your eye symptoms and inquire about BlephEx®, the latest in eye care technology for maintaining eyelid hygiene.

Take a Close Look at the Bacterial Biofilm On Your Eyelids

Ask your doctor about the LashCam®. LashCam® is a one-of-a-kind WIFI camera that instantly transits hi-res 80X magnification images of your eyelid margins. Your doctor will have you hold an iOS or Android device so you can see what the doctor sees thru the slit lamp in the exam room. The LashCam® will help you understand your need for the BlephEx® treatment. It is helpful for you to see the scurf, debris, and bacterial biofilm that is causing inflammation and dry eye symptoms.

LashCam®…SEEING IS BELIEVING!
This is a camera for personal cosmetic use or educational purposes only. It is not to be used to diagnose a disease or other conditions or for a cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease.

BlephEx® Eyelid Treatment Available at FSN Eye Center

If you are interested in BlephEx® eyelid treatment, give us a call at (815) 932-2020 to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you may also request an appointment online.

BlephEx® Frequently Asked Questions

Just like the mouth is full of bacteria and needs constant and regular hygiene to prevent gingivitis, the eyelids need consistent and regular hygiene as part of a healthy lifestyle. It is recommended that BlephEx® be repeated every 4 to 6 months.

Your doctor will use numbing drops to make the cleaning procedure comfortable. Most patients report a tickling sensation but no pain. The harder your doctor presses on your lids during the cleaning procedure, the more comfortable the cleaning procedure will be.

No. It is recommended that you continue all your other drops that your eye doctor has prescribed.

The BlephEx® procedure should only be performed by a professional eye care specialist or trained staff in an office or hospital setting.

Absolutely, yes. Regular BlephEx® cleaning performed every 6 months will keep your eyelids clean.

No. BlephEx® is a brand new cleaning procedure and is not covered by insurance. It is a private pay procedure.