BlephEx introduces medical device for blepharitis
Chicago—A novel medical device from BlephEx allows physicians to perform a painless, in-office procedure to treat blepharitis—thus relieving patients from the chronic and irritating symptoms of inflammatory lid disease and dry eye.
The BlephEx handpiece enables eye-care professionals to reduce scurf, bacterial debris, and the biofilm—thereby improving the overall health of the eyelid, said James Rynerson, MD, president and chief executive officer of BlephEx LLC.
The device can save patients hundreds of dollars in the costs of prescription drops, home scrubs, humidity goggles, and artificial tears that mask the symptoms but do not eliminate the cause, according to the company.
Dr. Rynerson explained that the medical device removes the biofilm, completely clearing the lids of the inflammatory exotoxins that accumulate along the margins.