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 you or one of your trained technicians will use to spin proprietary microsponges along the edge of your patient's anterior eyelid margins and eyelashes. The AB Max™ will exfoliate the scurf and bacterial debris from your patient's anterior eyelid margins, helping improve your patient's eyelid hygiene and the overall health of their 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.
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. At your discretion, you may wish to instill numbing drops into your patient's eyes, which will make the AB Max™ anterior eyelid cleaning procedure even more comfortable.
Anterior blepharitis is an inflammatory disease of the eyelids commonly caused by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharitis) - Just as your mouth is full of bacteria, your patient's anterior eyelid margins need regular cleaning and hygiene. It is recommended that AB Max™ be repeated every 4 to 6 months.
No, the AB Max™ can only to be performed by a medical professional 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. The AB Max™ is a private pay procedure.
Myco Industries doesn’t monitor or recommend how much medical professionals should charge for an AB Max™ procedure. Each practice is different, so it would be best to determine your device acquisition costs, cost of the required disposables and indirect expenses as well as the costs of professional staff required to prep and perform the AB Max™ procedure in order to determine appropriate patient charges.