In the past, patients living with blepharitis had limited options available for treatment. A new treatment, though, offers hopes far beyond what was on the market before it. Dr. H. Arnold Papernick, is pleased to offer the BlephEX treatment to his patients who are seeking relief from blepharitis from an eye doctor in Mt. Pleasant.
What is Blepharitis?
This condition is essentially inflammation of the eyelids. It usually affects both eyes at once and commonly co-occurs with other allergic reactions or skin conditions. Symptoms of blepharitis vary from person to person and may include the following:
- • Red, itchy eyelids
- • Excessive tearing
- • Eyelid swelling
- • Eyelids that appear greasy and crusted
- • Dry eyes
Treatment for this condition has traditionally been limited to antibiotic or steroid eye drops, cleaning of the eyelids, and treating the underlying or co-occurring conditions. There are also antibiotic ointments that can be used to treat the eyelid.
Unfortunately, the treatments traditionally available have offered varying degrees of success for patients. While these methods offer temporary relief, it is typically not long before the condition returns. BlephEx Treatment for blepharitis promises to be a game-changer for many patients who deal with frequent reoccurrences of this condition as well as those experiencing it for the first time.
What is BlephEx?
BlephEx is a new, in-office procedure that effectively removes dirt, debris, grit, and bacteria from the affected area of your eyelid to aid in swift recovery. The procedure must be performed by an optometrist and lasts approximately 10 minutes after numbing drops are placed in your eyes.
These treatments last between four and six months, depending on several factors, including how well you keep the affected area of your eyes cleaned between treatments.
One important thing about BlephEx treatment is that it is meant to be used in addition to traditional blepharitis treatments rather than instead of them. In other words, patients should continue to use the same treatments they normally follow for blepharitis and use this treatment to boost the effectiveness of their other treatment methods. The bottom line is that BlephEx offers faster and more effective relief from blepharitis.
BlephEx Treatment in Mt. Pleasant, PA
Do you believe you might be a candidate for BlephEx? H Arnold Papernick, OD, is proud to offer this exciting new treatment to the residents of Mt. Pleasant, PA, and the surrounding areas. For more information about BlephEx, or to schedule a consultation, call us at (724) 547-5711 or visit us online.