For healthcare professionals

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Introducing Blephasteam®

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  • Blephasteam is a unique eyelid warming device to relieve symptoms of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and associated diseases
  • Blephasteam provides electronically controlled moisture and heat therapy to unblock the meibomian glands

Blephasteam is a unique, CE marked eyelid-warming medical device that helps relieve symptoms of MGD and associated eye diseases such as posterior blepharitis, meibomitis, ocular rosacea, chalazion, contact lens intolerance and dry eye.

By unblocking the meibomian glands, tear quality is improved, which in turn has positive benefits for eye health, vision and comfort. Designed in collaboration with eye care specialists, Blephasteam is based on scientific studies by Dr JR Fuller that suggest daily application of heat and humidity has a beneficial effect on various MGD conditions.

Unlike some alternative eyelid warming devices, such as hot compresses, Blephasteam is electronically controlled to maintain a stable heat for the duration of treatment.

image of a box containing a Blephasteam device with a box of Rings and a pair of the goggles in front

Key Features

  • Unique design allows you to set optimum temperature
  • Convenient and easy-to-use – 10 minutes twice daily
  • Preserves blink quality
  • Scientifically proven by an independent body to improve tear quality, decrease tear evaporation and improve vision
  • CE marked medical device

How to use

Blephasteam should be used twice a day, unless otherwise recommended by an eye care professional. At least 4 hours should be allowed between sessions.

Blephasteam is easy to use:

  1. Blephasteam operates while plugged into an electrical outlet. It needs to preheat for 15 minutes before use.
  2. The Blephasteam rings must be moistened with mineral water, or saline solution, and be placed inside the device. The device is now ready to use. These rings are single use only and must be thrown away after use. New rings must be used for each treatment in order to ensure optimal efficacy and hygiene.
  3. Sessions are 10 minutes long. Blephasteam allows clear vision during the session so the patient can carry out normal activities.
  4. After 10 minutes the session is complete. Stop using Blephasteam and throw the rings away. Each Blephasteam device must be used by a single individual only and must be cleaned carefully with the provided dry blue cloth or with an alcohol-soaked wipe after each use.
  5. For a complete treatment, the eyelids should be massaged and cleaned with a pad.

The instruction leaflet gives more detailed information.

Blephasteam must not be used whilst wearing contact lenses.

Pack contents

1 pair of Blephasteam goggles, control box, charging cables.

Supplied with a UK 3-pin plug but can be used outside the UK with the aid of an adaptor plug. (adaptor not included).

The device is supplied with 100 Blephasteam replacement rings. Each ring can only be used once and must be replaced for each session meaning the initial supply will last for 50 uses.

Pricing

RRP: £200

This product and Blephasteam replacement rings are available for purchase from https://www.theapharmaceuticals-shop.co.uk/

Page last updated: 8th April 2019