BLEPHASTEAM® is a unique medical device that delivers a comfortable and gentle moist heat therapy to your eyes which helps to relieve dry symptoms caused by meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
MGD is the commonest cause of dry eyes. If you suffer from MGD or Blepharitis, BLEPHASTEAM® will make a noticeable difference in reducing your dry eye symptoms.
BLEPHASTEAM® is currently unavailable. Unfortunately no confirmed date has been given by the manufacturer for the next batch of supply.
This is the most recent update on 20 November 2023.
How it works
BLEPHASTEAM® works by unblocking your meibomian glands which secrete the oily component of tears. If you suffer from MGD, your meibomian glands are blocked or not functioning properly. This means that your tear moisture is missing much or all of the key oily component and as a result it evaporates too quickly, leaving your eyes feeling dry, irritated and sore.
When to wear it
You can wear BLEPHASTEAM® at home or at work and it is wireless, giving you freedom to move around, be out in the garden, sit at your desk to use a computer screen, have your breakfast at the same time and so on.
The manufacturer recommends that you use BLEPHASTEAM® twice a day for 10 minutes each session. Eyelid hygiene with warming followed by gentle massage is recommended by an international workshop for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD).
Wearing moisture chamber glasses after using BLEPHASTEAM®
After using BLEPHASTEAM® your eyes should feel comfortably moisturised with no dry eye sensations. How long this blissful state remains depends on your subsequent environment and activity.
If for example you spend hours working in front of a computer screen, or if you are in a dry environment that is hostile to eyes (central heating, wood burning stove, cooking, air conditioning, cold, dry winds) your eyes are going to need some help to remain moisturised.
In that case we recommend that you wear moisture chamber glasses to maintain the good effects of using BLEPHASTEAM®.
If you live in a healthy environment for eyes and don't spend a lot of time looking at a computer screen or mobile display, you may not need to use moisture chamber glasses so often.