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Eyelid microexfoliation: BlephEx

blephex
Deep cleaning of the eyelid edge.
Useful for patients with blepharitis and dry eye.
Quick and painless application in the consulting room.

What is eyelid microexfoliation with BlephEx?

Eyelid microexfoliation is a procedure we use when it is necessary to thoroughly clean the eyelid edges to remove flaking, traces of fat and bacteria that accumulate in this area, causing redness, itching, a feeling of having grit inside of the eye, inflammation and sometimes infection.

We perform this treatment at the Miranza clinics with a device called BlephEx, a device similar to an electric toothbrush, equipped with a rotating head, to which a disposable microsponge is attached that allows the eyelids to be cleaned in depth without causing damage to eye tissue.

Cleaning the eyelid edge with BlephEx does not hurt and is not annoying (just a slight tingling in the area), as its action is gentle and non-invasive. In any case, we will apply some anaesthetic drops to numb the tissue through which the device will pass. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes, and the discomfort caused by the accumulation of residues in the area is immediately relieved.

Eye diseases treated by eyelid microexfoliation

Eyelid microexfoliation is a procedure we use when it is necessary to thoroughly clean the eyelid edges to remove flaking, traces of fat and bacteria that accumulate in this area, causing redness, itching, a feeling of having grit inside of the eye, inflammation and sometimes infection.

We perform this treatment at the Miranza clinics with a device called BlephEx, a device similar to an electric toothbrush, equipped with a rotating head, to which a disposable microsponge is attached that allows the eyelids to be cleaned in depth without causing damage to eye tissue.

Cleaning the eyelid edge with BlephEx does not hurt and is not annoying (just a slight tingling in the area), as its action is gentle and non-invasive. In any case, we will apply some anaesthetic drops to numb the tissue through which the device will pass. The whole procedure takes about 10 minutes, and the discomfort caused by the accumulation of residues in the area is immediately relieved.

Eyelid microexfoliation does not require specific recovery measures, except for following the instructions given by the specialist to maintain good eyelid hygiene at home. This routine care will complement and help preserve the treatment benefits, which is usually indicated to be repeated every 4 to 6 months, as necessary in each case.

Eyelid microexfoliation with BlephEx is a very safe procedure, with a very low risk of complications. However, if you are not still enough or make sudden movements during the session, a corneal injury may occur, whose risk we minimise by taking the necessary precautions and giving you the appropriate indications to avoid it.