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:
This is where the inflammation affects the skin around the base of your eyelashes.
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:
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.
Products To Relieve Symptoms
A gentle and preservative free, Tea Tree Oil lid wipe for daily eyelid cleansing and makeup removal
A gentle and preservative free, Tea Tree Oil based eyelid cleanser for daily eyelid hygiene
A daily-use eyelid and eyelash cleansing spray to improve the appearance of the eyes and kill germs
Relied upon by patients
I’ve been diagnosed with blepharitis which contributes to my dry eyes. My specialist recommended the Optase tea tree oil lid wipes along with another product. My three month reevaluation showed great improvement. Wipes are very easy to use, and are non irritating.
Tom Rodgers, 62, California