Blepha EyeBag (formally MGD Rx EyeBag®)
Warming Eye Mask
The Blepha EyeBag (Formally MDG Rx Eyebag®) is a patented, CE marked Class 1 medical device registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
The EyeBag can be used as a treatment for sore gritty eyes, dry eye syndrome, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, Chalazion treatment, Stye treatment and Blepharitis treatment.
The EyeBag is a silk and cotton device that can be re-heated up to 200 times in a microwave. Simply heat for 30 or 40 seconds on full power and the EyeBag will stay warm for up to 10 minutes.
For the treatment of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and relief of the following:
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD)
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Eyelid Cysts (Meibomian cysts know as chalazion, pronounced Ka-lazy-on)
- Contact Lens Dry Eye
- Corneal Laser Dry Eye
- Seborrhoeic dermatitis
Symptoms which are relieved by Blepha EyeBag treatment are:
- Bleary Vision
- Burning Discomfort
- Foreign body sensation (feels like there's something in the eye)
- Dry eye
- Eye irritation
How to use The EyeBag -The Warm Eye Compress
The EyeBag should only be warmed by a responsible adult. Remove the EyeBag from the box and place it on a clean, microwaveable plate. Do not use the metal griddle supplied with some microwaves as this may burn your EyeBag.
Place in microwave and heat on full power:
- Above 750w - 30 seconds
- 750w and below - 40 seconds
Caution: If your microwave is greater than 1000w, you may need to reduce the time.
How often should the EyeBag be used?
We recommend using your EyeBag twice a day for the first fortnight. After this 3-4 times a week is usual but adjust according to the severity of your symptoms.
Your EyeBag should be replaced after 6 months of use.
Microwave Method: please view the video above
DO NOT BURN YOURSELF. DO NOTHING WHICH WILL IGNITE YOUR EYEBAG
Instructions for Heating the EyeBag When There is no Microwave AvailableIf you do not have a microwave you can still use an EyeBag.
Always take care to ensure that the EyeBag is not uncomfortably hot before you apply it.
The EyeBag should be about 45 to 50 degrees C immediately after heating, just before application.
It cools to body temperature after 10 minutes or so.
The EyeBag must be warmed dry and should never be wetted.
Heating on a Conventional Radiator
Place your EyeBag on top of a warm / hot radiator
Only do this for standard water heated radiators, not convectors.
Leave the EyeBag on the Radiator for half an hour turning and shaking form time to time to obtain even and thorough warming.
Once the EyeBag is comfortably warm to the touch it can be used as described in the instruction booklet.
Heating in an Aga or Rayburn Type Oven
Place the EyeBag in a clean ovenproof container in the warming compartment of your AGA.
The oven position will depend on which model you have.
Leave the EyeBag to warm for 15 to 20 minutes.
Carefully remove from warming cabinet / oven checking the EyeBag temperature every time before putting it over your closed lids.
You can re-warm the EyeBag in this way many times over.
Heating in an Electric Oven
If you have a plate warming setting on your oven, use that. If not, set your oven to the lowest temperature which should be 50 to 60 degrees C.
Leave the EyeBag in the oven, in a clean ovenproof dish for 20 minutes or so before checking the temperature with your hands, ensuring that it is comfortably warm.
If it feels too hot, wait a minute or two and check again.
Heating in a Gas Oven
The EyeBag should NEVER be exposed to a direct flame. For this reason gas ovens are the least desirable way to heat an EyeBag.
If this is the only way of heating your EyeBag, ensure that you place it in a clean closed ovenproof container with a well fitting lid.
Put the closed container with the EyeBag inside, into the pre-heated oven at Gas mark 1 for 15 to 20 minutes.
Take care to ensure that the EyeBag is not too hot before you place it over your closed eyes.
DISCLAIMER. The EyeBag is supposed to be warmed in a microwave oven. It was never intended to be heated in other ways. However, The EyeBag Company realises that some people do not have access to a microwave and this information leaflet is provided as a guide for those people. The EyeBag Company or EyeCare Partners cannot and will not accept responsibility for any damage or injury to person or property arising from unconventional non-microwave heating of an EyeBag.
While we do not wish to deter EyeBag users from heating their EyeBags in whatever way they find most suitable, please use your judgement and avoid any method where the EyeBag risks being set alight.
DO NOT HEAT IN ANY TYPE OF IMPLEMENT THAT MIGHT CAUSE THE EYEBAG TO BE SET ON FIRE. DO NOT THEREFORE HEAT IN A BARBECUE, GRILL, FONDUE, CHIMINEA, BOILING PAN, CHARGRILL, PANINI MAKER, TOASTER, TOASTED SANDWICH MACHINE, DEEP FAT FRYER, CHIP PAN, OPEN FIRE, COAL EFFECT GAS FIRE, ELECTRIC BAR FIRE, HALOGEN HEATER, SPIT ROAST, BLOW TORCH. THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
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