- Blepharitis is a very common condition in which the eyelids become inflamed, the symptoms of blepharitis are very similar to those of dry eye which can be extremely uncomfortable and you can get you eye lid and eye-lash slightly crusty that look quite similar to dandruff.there are two main causes of blepharitis the first one is is infection a lot of people have bacteria on the skin around the right around their eyelashes if we think infections that cause we recommend lid hygiene this is done using a solution of baby shampoo and you would get the cotton wool bud in and just gently scrub the eyelashes to try and remove any crossed and any bacteria that may be
There are two main causes of blepharitis, the first one is an infection a lot of people have bacteria on the skin around the right around their eyelashes for this we can treat it with a treatment called blephex Microblepharo exfoliation which is available at our clinic, if we think infections continue then we recommend lid hygiene, this is done using a solution of baby shampoo and you would get the cotton wool bud and just gently scrub the eyelashes to try and remove any crust and any bacteria that may be present. also proprietary products are available which will achieve the same effect II cause of blepharitis is changes to the tears film you have oil in your tears film and the old is secreted by the eyelids if the soil is too thick and is not being secreted properly that can result and blepharitis we used to treat this using hot compresses this is there this could be a hot flannel but there are other products which you can also by which you would like over the over your eyes you leave
There are also products that have the same effect for mild blepharitis. The second type of blepharitis is changes to the tears film, you have oil in your tears film that constantly comes out, however, when it’s not wiped it builds up on to the eye lid and becomes too soiled and thick and is not being secreted properly. We treat this condition using hot compresses, which can either be warmed up in the microwave or in a pan and placed over your eyes for 5 or 10 minutes it will encourage the oil to come out of your eyelids and it encourages it to feel better and reduce the amount of redness and grittiness and if your condition isn’t severe then hopefully this method should work however you should always seek medical advice from your local optomertist.
What is Blephex treatment and how can i get it done?
Blephex is a very modern and effective way of getting rid of blepharitis it can stop discomfort and gritty eyes within one treatment depending on how bad the condition is many people who have undertook this treatment have come out with 100% good results the treatment includes an examination of the eye and a blephex cleaning treatment which consists of a spinning brush that is wet and is placed on the surface of the eyelid and is gently scrubbing the debris and crust that has been piled up this is very effective because it get rid of it straight away and results last up to six months this is a revolution for dry eye and blepharitis clinics
If you have any suspicions that you may have dry eyes or blepharitis just come into our store and we will give you a dry eye assessment.