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    Help prevent demodex’s chronic lid and lash problems

    Asking your patients to spend a few minutes a day brings big benefits



    BlephEx (RySurg) is an in-office procedure to remove demodex and help promote lid and lash hygiene care. A medical grade micro sponge is spun along the lid margin to remove bacteria and excess biofilm. A topical anesthetic is typically instilled prior to the procedure, which lasts six to eight minutes. After the procedure, the eyelids are washed.

    The company recommends repeating this process in about six to eight months. The patient is sent home with instructions on how to properly clean his lids and lashes during the interim.5

    Related: A different approach to treating demodex blepharitis


    OcuSoft offers multiple products to clean the lids and lashes, including:

    • Lid Scrub Original pads

    • Lid Scrub Original Foam

    • Lid Scrub Plus pads

    • Lid Scrub Original Foam Plus

    • Lid Scrub and Foam Plus Platinum

    • Lid Scrub and Foam HypoChlor

    • Oust Demodex Cleanser

    Ocusoft Lid Scrub Pads and Foam both in the Original and Plus formulations are intended to clean the lids and lashes as a daily regimen. Both the Original and the Plus contain surfactants that help reduce the oil and amount of debris that has built up on the lashes.

    Ocusoft’s Hypochlor contains hyperchlorous acid and is intended to be used alongside with Original/Plus and not on a daily basis, according to the company. All of these products are beneficial for patients with anterior blepharitis. 

    Oust Demodex comes in both a foam and a pad.  Oust is a stronger formulation that contains tea tree oil specifically to combat demodex mites. 

    All of the products are for at-home use, and samples are available for patients. Patients can purchase online or in stores.6

    Brittany Mitchell, OD
    Dr. Brittany Mitchell practices at Alabama Vision Center in Birmingham, AL, in an OD/MD setting. She is a graduate of the University of ...


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