Poor eye hygiene can lead to demodex mites in the hair follicles. Demodex can exacerbate inflammation by blocking the oil glands at the base of your eyelashes. ZEST is an effective treatment for killing demodex mites, removing dirt, debris and relieving inflammation.
ZEST is an acronym that stands for Zocular Eyelid System Treatment.
The procedure focuses on cleansing the eyelids to provide effective treatment. Known as an eyelid debridement procedure, this simple, painless process exfoliates the eyelids and opens up the meibomian gland, thereby allowing oils to be released into the eye to promote healthy tear production and lessen dry eye symptoms.
The ZEST procedure incorporates Zocular’s use of okra to address the root cause of dry eye symptoms. The polysaccharides in okra plants are used in a special mixture to clean the eyelids, targeting the oily residue, bacteria and dirt that are often at the root of itchy, dry eyes. After you undergo the ZEST treatment, Dr. Chao will be able to recommend ways to keep your eyelids clean in order to stave off future dry eye problems.