Dry Eye/Blepharitis Syndrome (DEBS) 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 DEBS at any age, but the prevalence increases with age and with contact lens wear.
Staphyloccocus aureus and staphyloccocus epidermidis bacteria produce a biofilm that builds up over the years and allows the bacteria to greatly increase their densities. Once the population reaches a certain number, genes activate allowing the bacteria to produce toxins (quorum-sensing gene activation.) These toxins penetrate the eyelid tissue causing low-grade chronic inflammation which adversely affects the quality and quantity of tears being produced.
Since the eyelids are difficult to clean, this overgrowth of bacteria, biofilm, and toxins can worsen over the years, eventually causing significant damage to the eyelid and tear glands.
Now, thanks to BlephEx®, your eye doctor can.....eyelids and lashes. By completely removing the toxins and.....helps you avoid recurrence of blepharitis and ca help you maintain healthy, clean lids for the rest of your life. The treatment only takes a few minutes and is well tolerated.