Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist of the Elmquist Eye Group has developed an innovative, in-office spa therapy treatment for sufferers of blepharitis, a common eyelid disease. The Spa Scrubs treatment, performed by one of the skilled physicians in the Fort Myers office, provides relief and helps prevent eyelid infections.

Patients with blepharitis experience redness, itching or swelling along the edge of the eyelids. Patients sometimes get the sensation of something in their eye or experience dryness or a gritty sensation. There are small glands that secrete oily wax on the eyelids, and blepharitis can lead to these glands becoming infected. Blepharitis is generally treated with hygiene and warm compresses, but in more severe cases, additional treatment may be necessary.

During the Spa Scrubs treatment, the doctor carefully expresses the wax glands of the eyelids, which clears out any potential source of infection. The procedure is performed in a serene room, with low lighting and relaxing background music to make the patient feel at-ease. Included in the cost of the procedure is a take-home hygiene kit, which includes tools used during the procedure that are not available over the counter.

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“Many of our patients who have undergone Spa Scrubs have experienced significant relief from their symptoms,” Dr. Elmquist said. “Blepharitis can be very unpleasant, but the Spa Scrubs treatment provides relief and gives our patients the knowledge and tools they need to alleviate their discomfort.”

For more information on the Spa Scrubs treatment or to schedule an appointment, call 239-936-2020.

Elmquist Eye Group was founded by Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist in Fort Myers in 1992 and provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County. Using the latest technology, Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner; partner, and Dr. Nina Burt, provide a complete range of eye care services for children and adults including routine eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic eye disease; dry eyes; glaucoma; and other eye conditions. A full optical boutique is located within the Fort Myers office with a wide range of eyeglass options.

The Fort Myers office is located at 12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102, and the Cape Coral office is located at the Shops at Surfside, 2336 Surfside Blvd., Suite 121. Patients are also seen at The Arbor Medical Clinic at Shell Point from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

For more information, call 239-936-2020.