Dr. David J. Nota
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Dry Eye / BlephEx

Dry eye is a common and often a chronic problem that can cause serious damage if not treated. Your eyes' natural tears provide lubrication, reduce risk of eye infection, wash away any foreign matter in the eye and keep the surface of the eye smooth and clear. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the eye and for providing clear vision.

Cause of dry eye:

-Most people over the age of 40 experience dry eye symptoms

-Hormonal changes in women brought on by pregnancy, menopause or the use of oral contraceptives

-Medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, blood pressure-related meds and anti-depressants can also reduce the amount of tears produced in the eyes.

-Exposure to smoke, wind, and dry climates

-Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time

-Refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, can cause decreased tear production and dry eyes.

Symptoms of Dry Eye and Blepharitis:

-Blurred vision

-Burning, itching, or redness in the eye

-Gritty or scratchy feeling in the eye

-Sensitivity to light

-Red and swollen eyes or eyelids

-Crusting of the eyelashes


Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and is usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid's oil glands or occasionally, allergies

Treatment of Blepharitis and Dry Eye:

San Clemente Optometry is proud to offer BlephEx. This amazing technology is used to treat Blepharitis, a chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids which is caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria that live along the eyelid margin. Blepharitis is often the precursor to more severe eye lid diseases, such as MGD and Dry Eye. Blepharitis can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender, but generally becomes more prevalent as a person gets older since tears usually contain less antibodies with age. As this bacteria grows out of control, it begins to produce a biofilm that traps debris along the eyelashes. Bacterial toxins then become trapped and begin to penetrate the eyelid and cause it to swell, leading to possible damage to your tear glands and impacting tear production. Less tears with even less antibodies allow this bacteria to continue to grow, creating a vicious cycle which quickly spirals outof control if not dealt with. The BlephEx tool works by spinning a medical grade micro-sponge along the eyelid surface, eliminating scruff, bacterial debris, and the biofilm that builds up along the lid and base of the eyelashes, removing bacteria and destroying the environment it thrives in. Very similar to how a dentist removes plaque and tartar to prevent gingivitis, your eye doctor can now use BlephEx to remove the lid’s biofilm to prevent and treat blepharitis.

With regular treatments, and intermitten at home maintenance, we finally have the ability to treat a previously unsuccessfully treated disease! Our patients have experienced great relief of symptoms from this most prevalent eye disease. This advancement in technology has allowed us to attack the root cause of Blepharitis preventing further vision complications for our patients. Dr. Nota highly recommends it as the new standard of care for his dry eye patients.

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Since 1994, Dr. Nota and San Clemente Optometry's vision care staff have proudly offered full service and personalized eye care for ages 3 and up.

Dr. Nota and San Clemente Optometry understand how important your vision is to your life. Whether restoring, preserving, or improving sight, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision so you can live your best. We offer our an extensive range of eye care services to our patients in San Clemente and the surrounding areas.

We can also help you with simple to complex vision problems and provide preventative vision care for you and your family. Trusted by both patients and doctors, our excellent reputation speaks for itself as we strive to provide the highest quality care in a professional and compassionate environment.

San Clemente Optometry 224 Avenida Del Mar Ste A San Clemente, CA 92672 Phone: (949) 492-2029

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