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

  • Red, sore eyelids, which may also be swollen
  • Gritty, burning or itching feeling in the eyes
  • Eyelids sticking together and crusting on the eyelashes
  • Dry eye

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.

DRY EYE

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:

  • Dryness
  • Burning, stinging or itching
  • Gritty feeling
  • Tired or red eyes

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®Blephasol-Range-Products-2-15-HR_345

  • Formulated by Dermatologists
  • Tested by Ophthalmologists specifically for Blepharitis
  • Kind to eyes and sensitive skin
  • Free from aggressive preservatives, detergents and perfumes

“I have been plagued with blepharitis for many years. My Optician suggested I use Blephaclean and it ACTUALLY works. It is convenient and easy
to use!”

Mrs L, Dunoon

HYABAK®Hyabak-Pack-&-Bottle-5-13_345px

  • As natural as tears
  • An easy to use multi-dose bottle with a precise dosage system to minimise waste
  • Economical – 300 drops and can be used for up to 8 weeks after opening
  • Suitable for use with all types of contact lenses

“Great drops if you use the computer all day like I do”

Mark, Staffordshire

Thealoz Duo®TheaD-Pack-Bottle-HR_345

  • PRESERVATIVE FREE through an innovative bottle design
  • Can be used as often as required
  • Suitable for use with contact lenses
  • 300 drops – can be used for up to 3 months from opening
  • Hypotonic solution – to restore the natural balance of the tears
  • Easy to squeeze bottle
  • Handy size, economical, no wastage – can be used until the very last drop