What is BlephEx Dry Eye Treatment?
What is BlephEx?
If you suffer from dry eyes, oil gland dysfunction, or allergies, our doctors will recommend ways to improve your dry eye symptoms, one being BlephEx treatment. How do you know if a BlephEx dry eye treatment is right for you? At your dry eye consultation at Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska, you will undergo a series of comprehensive tests to determine the best treatment options for your unique eyes.
One treatment we offer, which you might not have heard of, is BlephEx. What is BlephEx? BlephEx is a revolutionary treatment for dry eyes and blepharitis.
The BlephEx treatment 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 your inner eyelids and lashes. The BlephEx treatment exfoliates the inner eyelids — an area of the human body that is rarely, if ever, cleaned.
The BlephEx procedure lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. Afterward, 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 at the dentist’s office, BlephEx will need to be repeated periodically to maintain results.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis can be treated with BlephEx. Blepharitis is a common condition that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids and eyelashes. This condition is typically caused by:
- Bacterial infections
- Allergic reactions
- Excessive oil production by glands in the eyelid
- Poor eyelid hygiene
It can happen to anyone but is more common with age — the average age being 50 or older.
Blepharitis may lead to persistent eye irritation and increasingly worse dry eye symptoms. If you are suffering from blepharitis, you may experience:
- Redness, irritation, and a dry or sandy feeling in your 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.
Is BlephEx Right For You?
If you are experiencing any symptoms of dry eye or blepharitis, BlephEx, a safe and effective treatment, 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 today.
Lance Kugler, MD is the Founder and Physician CEO of Kugler Vision in Omaha, Nebraska. Following a year of specialty training, during which he performed over 1300 refractive surgical procedures, Dr. Kugler returned to Omaha to bring the latest state-of-the-art LASIK and cataract surgery technology to Nebraska. Dr. Kugler serves as Director of Refractive Surgery for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where he is in charge of resident education and research programs to advance the field of refractive surgery.