Find Relief for Irritated Eyes
At Kugler Vision, our experts can help you find relief for your uncomfortable eyes. Our patients undergo a series of comprehensive tests to determine the best treatment options for their unique eyes. If you suffer from dry eyes, oil gland dysfunction, or allergies, our doctors will recommend ways to improve your dry eye symptoms such as medicated drops, dry eye vitamin supplements (PRN), a Bruder eye hydrating mask, or a LipiFlow® or BlephEx treatment.
Discover the BlephEx Treatment for Dry Eyes and Blepharitis
BlephEx is a revolutionary treatment for dry eye and blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common condition that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids and eyelashes. Blepharitis is typically caused by bacterial infections, allergic reactions, excessive oil production by glands in the eyelid, or poor eyelid hygiene. It can happen to anyone but is more common with age, with the average blepharitis sufferer being 50 or older.
Blepharitis may lead to persistent eye irritation and increasingly worse dry eye symptoms. Those suffering from blepharitis may experience:
- redness, irritation, and a dry or sandy feeling in the eyes
- watery eyes
- itchy eyelids
- red or swollen eyelids
- flaking of the skin around the eyes
- crusted eyelashes upon waking
Blepharitis shares many symptoms with dry eye syndrome, including redness, irritation, and a dry or sandy feeling in the eyes.
What to Expect During BlephEx Treatment
The BlephEx is a comfortable in-office procedure. During the procedure, our BlephEx expert uses a specialized handpiece to carefully and precisely clean along the edge of the inner eyelids and lashes. This process removes bacteria, scurf (small flakes of shed skin), and debris from the eyelid’s surface. The BlephEx treatment exfoliates the inner eyelids — an area of the human body that is rarely, if ever, cleaned.
The procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes and is well-tolerated. Most patients simply report a tickling sensation. A numbing drop is placed in each eye prior to treatment for increased comfort.
After the procedure, we teach you how to maintain your clean eyelids with regular at-home cleaning. Similar to a professional removal of plaque and tartar from your teeth, BlephEx will need to be repeated periodically to maintain results.
Is BlephEx Right for You?
BlephEx is a safe and effective treatment for dry eye and blepharitis. If you are experiencing symptoms of dry eye or blepharitis, BlephEx may be a good solution for you. Schedule a dry eye consultation at Kugler Vision, and our dry eye experts can help determine your best treatment option to find relief for your dry eyes. Contact Kugler Vision at 402.558.2211 to schedule a dry eye consultation.