At our centre in N16, Askew Eyewear can advise you on the management and treatment of blepharitis.
What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is the inflammation of your eyelid, ususally at the base of your eylashes. Your eyelid can become red, swollen and itchy.
What causes blepharitis?
There are a variety of causes - bacterial infections, allergic reactions or complications from other skin conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis or rosacea.
How do you treat blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a chronic condition, which means it needs continula management and treatment. Eye hygiene is the most important thing you can do and consistes of a daily - or even twice daily routine:
Warmth. Press a warm flannel or re-usable heat bag against your eye for a few minutes.
Massage. With your eyes shut, gently massage your eyelids. Massage from the outer side of your eyelid to the inner side. This will move any oily secretions to the edge of the eylid you your eye glands can remove them. Do this for about 30 seconds.
Clean. You can use cotton wool buds dipped in water, or a mild solution of baby shampoo.