Frequently Asked Questions
AB Max™ is an advanced 5-8 minute deep cleansing treatment to remove scurf, crust and debris from the anterior eyelid margin and eyelashes. The AB Max™ handpiece is a patent pending instrument your eye care professional will use to spin proprietary microsponges along the edge of your anterior eyelid margins and eyelashes, exfoliating the scurf and bacterial debris, thereby helping improve your anterior eyelid hygiene and the overall health of your eyelids.
AB Max™ is used to treat anterior blepharitis*, an inflammatory disease of the eyelids commonly caused by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharitis) or dandruff of the scalp and eyebrows (seborrheic blepharitis). These bacteria are commonly found on the face and eyelids, but if they become excessive, or the eyelid area reacts poorly to the bacteria, an infection may occur. AB Max™ may be considered when other treatments, such as home eyelid scrubs with baby shampoo, hot compresses, and medications have failed or are contraindicated.
*Anterior Blepharitis is Blepharitis on the front edge of the eyelid where the eyelashes join it.
The AB Max™ is an in-office treatment performed by a trained technician under the supervision of an optometrist or ophthalmologist and it is also subject to the pertaining applicable state laws for the practice of medicine in your state.
No, the AB Max™ patent pending PULSE mode is more comfortable than competitive devices/procedures - most patients say they feel a gentle massaging or tickling sensation. In some cases, your eye doctor can put numbing drops into your eyes, which will make the AB Max™ anterior eyelid cleaning procedure even more comfortable.
Since, anterior blepharitis* is an inflammatory disease of the eyelids commonly caused by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharitis) - Just as your mouth is full of bacteria, your anterior eyelid margins need regular cleaning and hygiene. It is recommended that AB Max™ be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
*Anterior Blepharitis is Blepharitis on the outer eyelid margin, including the eyelashes.
No, the AB Max™ can only to be performed by a professional eye care specialist or trained staff, in an office or hospital setting.
No, AB Max™ is a brand new advanced anterior eyelid cleaning procedure and is not covered by insurance.