Blephartitis Eye Care With BlephEx™ - From Forbes Opticians, Hadleigh, Essex
Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Anyone can get blepharitis at any age, but the prevalence increases with age, since, as we get older; we make fewer natural antibodies in our tears.
As an optometrist and blepharitis sufferer I had previously found blepharitis and dry eye syndrome quite a depressing subject.
Depressing because I was supposed to be advising my patients on lid care to treat their problems, yet I had red, inflamed rims around my eyes and they were constantly gritty and dry. When I woke in the mornings my lids were often stuck together and my eyes were hard to open. I often had low-level eye infections and also lid gland infections (lid cysts). I had also given up contact lens wear due to poor comfort and tolerance. The problem was that I was following the standard advice, and the standard advice does not work!
The Standard Advice
Clean your lids twice daily with a solution of bicarbonate of soda or baby shampoo using a cotton wool bud.
The problem with this cleaning regime is that it never fully removes the lid scurf that is harboring the bacteria. The cleaning is just too superficial.
Luckily there is a better treatment available.
The New Solution With BlephEx
You can think of a BlephEx as a ‘dental hygienist’ for eyes and it works in the same way. Your dental hygienist removes plaque that is impossible to get off with a toothbrush and leaves your teeth spotless.
In just the same way the BlephEx will clean every bit of scurf off your lids leaving them clean and fresh. Without the scurf the bacteria have no place to live, so the bacterial population plummets.
If you suffer from blepharitis and/or dry eye I would recommend booking a consultation to see if this treatment can help you.