Many people suffer in silence with blepharitis and dry eye, unaware that there is something out there that can help. Pabari Opticians in Moseley has some helpful advice.
WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS?
Blepharitis is an eye condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelids. It is a common disorder that can easily
be treated and managed but not cured.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT
The single most important treatment principle is a daily routine of eyelid hygiene. This is best achieved by daily cleaning
of the eyelid; Blepharitis tends to recur if you do not keep up with treatment.
REGULAR EYELID HYGIENE
Clean the eyelids with a preservative free eye lotion e.g. Blephasol or a Blephaclean lid wipe. Apply some Blephasol to a cotton wool pad. Gently wipe this along the upper and lower eyelids and lash area. Repeat for the other eye using a different pad or wipe.
You should do the above routine at least twice a day until symptoms settle. Then once a day to prevent further flare-ups.
Your optometrist may advise ocular lubricants (artificial tears) if you also have dry eyes which is often the case when you have Blepharitis.
Your eyes may not be making enough tears or the tears being produced are of poor quality and evaporate faster than
they should. Symptoms include:
Ideally you should use a preservative free treatment such as Hyabak to reduce the risk of irritation.
If you need further information about Blepharitis and Dry Eye then Contact Us
SOOTHING RELIEF FOR BLEPHARITIS
AND DRY EYE SUFFERERS
Blepharitis and Dry Eye are very common conditions which can be debilitating when severe. Symptoms common to both conditions include excessive watering, itching, redness, irritation, stinging, burning and foreign body sensations.
Controlling these symptoms is possible with the use of good quality lid hygiene products (Blepharitis) and artificial tear solutions (Dry Eye). An important feature of these products is that they should be preservative free to minimise the
potential for additional irritation.
|BLEPHASOL® & BLEPHACLEAN®
“I have been plagued with blepharitis for many years. My Optician suggested I use Blephaclean and it ACTUALLY works. It is convenient and easy
Mrs L, Dunoon
“Great drops if you use the computer all day like I do”