Pure & Clean for Blepharitis
Excel Eyecare OD PA is pleased to offer advanced treatment for blepharitis, Pure & Clean.
This treatment provides powerful and effective treatment for those suffering from an inflammation of the eyelids that causes red, irritated and swollen eyes.
If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, or suspect you may have it, get in touch with us and we’ll provide you with the relief you need.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is a common eyelid inflammation that can develop at any age. Blepharitis typically occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes become clogged, leading to swollen, irritated and red eyes.
Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis, such as dry eyes. Blepharitis doesn’t result in permanent vision damage and is not contagious.
What Are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?
A few typical symptoms include:
- itchy, sore and red eyelids that stick together
- crusty or greasy eyelashes
- a burning, gritty sensation in your eyes
- increased sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- swollen eyelid margins
- wearing contact lenses become unbearable
- abnormal eyelash growth or loss of eyelashes in severe cases
How Does Pure & Clean Treat Blepharitis?
Pure & Clean is regime of eye cleansing treatments that removes the bacterial biofilm causing the blepharitis.
This treatment will reduce and alleviate those uncomfortable blepharitis symptoms.
The treatment is repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the condition. By eliminating the root cause of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid will be significantly improved.
Pure & Clean will allow you to produce more tears and enjoy life without the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis.
How Many Times Must Pure & Clean Be Performed?
The eyelids require a regular hygiene practice to prevent blepharitis and dry eye disease from recurring. It is recommended that Pure & Clean be done over a 4 – 6 months duration in order to keep bacteria to a minimum and to prevent the biofilm from developing again.
Once the treatments are stopped, on going examinations are recommended to prevent the the bacterial biofilm from redeveloping, which can lead to inflammation and damaged tear glands all over again.
How Soon Will I Notice a Difference?
Depending on the stage and severity of the condition, patients tend to feel a difference right after the treatment.
However, if you’ve experienced significant damage to your tear glands due to blepharitis, it may take several days or weeks before observing any changes in your condition.
Certain people may require multiple treatments before they begin to heal. Nightly hygiene and repeat treatments will treat, cure and prevent a recurrence.
Does Pure & Clean Have Any Side Effects?
There will only be positive effects following the treatment. You will have removed years, if not decades, of biofilm from your eyelids and will be able to comfortably blink without having your eyelids feel sticky.
Contact us to schedule your BlephEx appointment at Excel Eyecare OD PA and to consult with Dr. Angela Bergin for a proper eyelid evaluation.Our practice serves patients from Charlotte, Steele Creek, Lake Wylie, and Fort Mill, North Carolina and surrounding communities.