Lidpro Treatment For Blepharitis & Dry Eye
At our Dry Eye Center, we are pleased to offer Lidpro for treatment of blepharitis. This advanced technology allows us to provide powerful and effective treatment for blepharitis delivered in a comfortable, spa-like environment.
If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, or think that you might have it, then contact us to get the relief you deserve fast.
What is Blepharitis?
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is related to Dry Eye Syndrome and is often a contributing cause or a parallel condition. It involves inflamed eyelids, particularly where the eyelashes grow and is usually caused by bacterial infections or other skin problems resulting in similar symptoms to Dry Eyes Syndrome in general.
Blepharitis often occurs when the tiny oil glands at the base of the eyelids get clogged or infected. Lidpro is a state-of-the-art eye care treatment that can be used to remove debris and scurf and exfoliate your eyelids. For more information about LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management, speak with your eye doctor today.
How Does Lidpro Work?
Lidpro is an advanced eye care procedure performed at the . The in-office procedure precisely and safely spins a medical grade micro-sponge along the edges of your eyelashes and eyelids providing exfoliation and the removal of the infected debris called scurf.
Lidpro effectively removes the exotoxin-laden biofilm located along your eyelid margin that is responsible for your blepharitis symptoms. By exfoliating your eyelids, the Blepharitis and Dry Eye Symptoms will improve rapidly, while also helping you to avoid long-term inflammatory damage to your tear glands.
Our dry eye specialists need only about 6 – 8 minutes per eye to perform this procedure. After the procedure, the patient is instructed on how to maintain their clean eyelids with regular nightly lid hygiene. You can rinse your eyes after the procedure and go about your day in comfort.
Most patients experience a tingling or tickling sensation while others also may experience mild discomfort. To increase comfort, we may place a numbing drop in your eyes before we carry out the procedure. At our dry eye clinic, we also aim to provide the treatment in a serene and calm environment. We try to make this procedure as much like a spa-treatment as possible, ensuring that you feel comfortable and relaxed while we attend to you.
This depends on the severity and cause of your blepharitis. Our optometrist will combine in office Lidpro treatment with at home preventative care, since at home care for dry eye are only semi-effective, the procedure is typically repeated at 4 – 6-month intervals.
Treatments that rely on eye drops, warm compresses, or wipes often only provide momentary comfort by relieving the symptoms. They don’t generally address the underlying condition.
Even wipes, which are designed to actually clean the eyelid are not, in fact, all that effective as they are not intended to provide full exfoliation. Instead, wipes and hot compresses are best used for the maintenance of good eyelid hygiene between Lidpro treatments.
Lidpro is a simple procedure performed by our optometrist for patients with the following symptoms:
- Itchy or scratchy eyes
- The feeling of something stuck in your eye
- Excessive Tearing
- A buildup of gunk/crustiness in the eyelid area
- Dry or uncomfortable eyes
Your optometrist will perform a test to see if you are suffering from Blepharitis. Based on the test results, a customized treatment plan will be recommended that may include eyelid exfoliation using Lidpro.