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About Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common inflammatory condition where the edges of the eyelids become red, swollen and inflamed. Blepharitis is often caused by a build-up of bacteria living along the eyelid and eyelashes.

What is Blepharitis

The most important part of managing Blepharitis is to keep the eyelids clean. If you do not address this, it will not improve, and your symptoms will remain and possibly worsen. Blepharitis is one of the most common reasons to cancel elective (planned) eye surgery.

There are two main types of Blepharitis:

Anterior Blepharitis
This is where the inflammation affects the skin around the base of your eyelashes.

Posterior Blepharitis
This is where the inflammation affects your eyelid glands. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) can occur when the eyelid glands become clogged.

How to manage Blepharitis

Daily lid hygiene is key to the management of Blepharitis and other conditions of the eye such as Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and Styes. Eyecare Professionals will recommend a daily routine consisting of 3 stages for the relief of symptoms of Blepharitis:

  • Cleanse

    Maintaining a clean set of eyelids and lashes is vital to reduce the symptoms of Blepharitis. Doctor’s will recommend a daily cleansing solution that can help to cleanse the eyelids and remove debris.

  • Establish a routine

    If you are easily susceptible to developing Blepharitis the best thing you can do is to establish a daily routine that includes a eyelid cleanser in the form of a wipe, gel or spray.

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