LAKE WORTH, Fla., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BlephEx®, the first and only medical device that treats the root cause of dry eye disease and blepharitis, is now available in more than 1,000 practices throughout the United States and worldwide.
With more than three million cases of dry eyes diagnosed annually, treatment with BlephEx offers a painless, in-office procedure that introduces routine eyelid cleaning as a solution to the nagging irritation, inflammation, eye rubbing and other symptoms associated with chronic dry eye syndrome and blepharitis.
Using the specially designed BlephEx hand piece, eye doctors and technicians perform microblepharoexfoliation (MBE) by carefully spinning a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of the eyelid and lashes, providing precise exfoliation to remove the inflammatory biofilm that leads to chronic lid disease and discomfort. Unlike prescription drops, home scrubs and artificial tears, which only mask the symptoms of dry eyes and blepharitis, routine BlephEx treatments regularly clean the eyelid to eliminate the cause of irritation, offering the most effective results and immediate relief.
"Consumers spend $65 billion annually on semi-effective treatments for dry eyes, but with BlephEx, I've created a tool eye doctors can use to treat the cause and eradicate the symptoms, saving patients hundreds of dollars each year," said James Rynerson, MD, Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Chairman and CEO of BlephEx, LLC.
The international success of BlephEx draws attention to the need for proper eyelid health and regular cleanings, just like going to the dentist. All patients who are treated with BlephEx instantly experience a significant reduction in symptoms and are advised to schedule regular cleanings in four-to six-month intervals, complimented by nightly home maintenance to promote lasting eyelid health.
"We are thrilled to make BlephEx available to patients around the world and look forward to its powerful impact," added Dr. Rynerson. "We hope to raise awareness of the importance of routine eyelid cleaning in treating blepharitis and related conditions."
About BlephEx, LLC: BlephEx®, LLC is a medical device company based in Lake Worth, Florida. Founded in 2013, BlephEx is one of the fastest growing companies in the ophthalmic space, offering the first and only device to treat the root cause of dry eye disease and blepharitis. Treatment with the BlephEx hand piece is a routine, in-office procedure that delivers microblepharoexfoliation (MBE) to remove excel oil, debris and inflammation-promoting biofilm from the eyelid margins.
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