BlephEx Treatment For Blepharitis and Meibomitis

At Eye Doctor MD, P.C., we are committed to providing patients with the quality eye care they deserve, so they can maintain healthy vision for years to come. Out of our local eye center in Glen Allen, our eye specialist, Dr. Pradhan, provides effective treatments for a wide range of eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic eye, and more. For patients who are suffering from blepharitis and meibomitis, we offer BlephEx treatment to clean the eyelid and provide relief. For more information about Blepharitis, Meibomitis, and BlephEx treatment, see the information below.

What Is Blepharitis & Meibomitis?

Blepharitis is crusting of your eyelashes usually due to a mild skin bacteria infection or mite (Demodex) infection. The meibomian glands are behind your eyelashes and produce the oil layer of your tear film. If the glands are clogged up with skin bacteria or debris, they are not excreting the proper amount of oil for your eyes. Your tear film does not have its protective oil layer and will evaporate faster. It is important to keep both your eyelashes and oil glands free of debris for proper functioning and comfort of your eyes. For more advanced cases of blepharitis and meibomitis, you may need to get treatment from an eye specialist.

Eyelid Hygiene:

Below are some tips about how you can keep your eyelids clean to prevent the onset or advancement of blepharitis and meibomitis:

  • Remove your eye makeup nightly with an eye makeup remover. Visit our Cosmetic page for more information.
  • If your eyelids are itchy, use warm compresses nightly for 10 minutes (Good eye mask to heat in microwave available in our office)

In Office Treatment For Blepharitis & Meibomitis

  • In office treatment with BlephEx cleaning/debridement for blepharitis – available at Eye Doctor MD
  • If you have demodex blepharitis, consider a tea tree oil containing cleanser like Cliradex (available in our office)
  • If you have blepharitis, consider an eyelid cleanser like Avenova (available in our eye center)
  • Consider imaging and treating your meibomian glands with the Lipiflow system (available in our eye center)

Testimonials For Blephex: (see Testimonials Page for other patient reviews)

“I wouldn’t trust my eyes with just anyone! Dr. Pradhan and her staff and wonderfully patient and took the time to explain everything to me. It was a relaxed and comfortable examination. During the Blephex treatment, Dr. Pradhan had a gentle touch and the determination not to miss a spot. She and her staff sincerely wanted to know how everything was and followed up to make sure everything was going well. I would highly recommend Dr. Pradhan for your dry eyes.” – Brian

Videos courtesy of Dr. Julia Nemiroff, MD

Contact Your Local Eye Specialist

If you have any questions about Blepharitis, Meibomitis, or BlephEx treatment and how it can help, just contact us at Eye Doctor MD, P.C. and a member of our staff will be able to provide you with the information you need. To schedule an appointment for BlephEx treatment or any of our other eye care services, just reach out to us by phone at (804) 270-3333, email us at, or use our online patient appointment scheduler. We look forward to providing you with the superior eye care that our practice is known for in Glen Allen, VA and the surrounding communities.