The traditional way to treat blepharitis is daily cleaning of the eyelids and eyelashes with a diluted neutral soap or specific cleansing products, the aim being to remove excess oil from the skin. In addition to this, during acute phases hot compresses and antibiotic ointments can also be used.
This hygiene routine should not be suspended and when the symptoms get worse the treatment should be intensified and we should be seen by our ophthalmologist to prevent further complications. Local dry heat is often a great help when a chalazion appears, but if this turns into a cyst the solution is for it to be removed surgically.

Surgical technique.
There exists a new treatment called BlephEx, which is a painless procedure and is carried out in the doctor’s surgery. With this treatment the crusts and bacterial residue which accumulate on the edge of the eyelid are completely and precisely removed.

Can BlephEx be used to treat blepharitis ?

(BlephEx- eyelid hygiene).

Performed properly, BlephEx will reduce or alleviate chronic symptoms and discomfort. The treatment generally consists of two sessions of twenty minutes with one month of difference between the two. After six months this treatment can be repeated or it can be done annually to maintain a good level of hygiene on the edge of the eyelids, just as we go to the dentist to have dental cleaning.
● BlephEx is a new procedure carried out in the doctor’s office, which allows the ophthalmologist to treat blepharitis by reducing the crusts and bacterial residue which are the principal causes of inflammatory diseases of the eyelid while simultaneously improving the overall health of the eyelid.

*Blephex es un nuevo procedimiento hecho de consultorio que permite al oftalmólogo tratar la blefaritis reduciendo la caspa y los restos bacteriales, las causas principales de enfermedades inflamatorias del párpado, y mejorando la salud general de los párpados.