Blepharitis (pronounced BLEF-A-RY-TIS) is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids.
You may notice some or all of the following: ma
Blepharitis is a chronic (long-term) recurring condition and so the most important part of treating and managing it is to keep your eyelids clean.
Occasionally it is due to an infection, if so you may also have to take medication prescribed by your healthcare professional to be used throughout the prescribed treatment.
Although Blepharitis is not life threatening, if not treated it will not improve, and your symptoms will remain and possibly worsen.
Blepharitis is one of the most common reasons for cancelling routine eye surgery
- Remove any eye make-up before going to bed. Our eye lid wipes are an excellent way of doing this while also keeping your eyelids clean.
- Don’t share your eye make-up or lotions with anyone else.
- Please remember to check if your make-up has an expiry date of make-up. We recommend replacing mascara at least every three months.
- Don’t share your facecloths or towels with anyone else.
- Blepharitis is often associated with Dry Eye - artificial tears will help to relieve these symptoms.
Blepharitis is a chronic (often life long) condition. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms as much as possible, and needs to be carried out regularly if not daily.
Turners Opticians offer three treatment options:
- Specialist Dry, Watery Eye & Blepharitis Clinic - thorough assessment, diagnosis and personalised treatment plan, Eye-Hygenist support and specialist clinic review. Please click here for details.
- BlephEx eye lid cleansing - gently and effective treatment for blephatritis by a specialist Optometrist ( every 3-6 months in clinic). Please click here for details.
- Warm lid bathing followed by eye lid wipes at home, our eye care team can offer advice about artificial tears at reception.