What Is Blepharitis?

More than 85% of dry eyes are actually caused by problems on the eyelid margin. It’s actually the dirt, debris, and oil residue along the edge of your eyelids which can cause your eyes to feel dry, itchy, or scratchy. Each blink brings more and more unnatural components onto the tear film that coats the eye. A common culprit of the debris and residue is Demodex, a mite that lives inside the follicles of the lashes, ultimately causing inflammation of the eyelid (blepharitis).

ZEST Treatment in Toronto

The Zocular Eyelid System Treatment (ZEST) is a 20 minute in-office treatment that is performed by our doctor using manual exfoliation of the eyelid and lashes. This allows for a
gentle experience while thoroughly cleaning the lid margin of crusting, oil and debris.

ZEST uses a gel cleaner developed by reknowned ophthalmologist (Dr. Peter Pham) in the USA. This gel contains Okra extract (Hibiscus esculentus), which is antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.

After the treatment, maintenance therapy is recommended once a day with a Zocular at-home cleanser to help maintain the results.

Periodic ZEST may be needed every 6-12 months to maintain eyelid hygiene.