Blepasteam for dry eyes and blepharitis ?

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Hi

I have read the blepasteam is REALY good for blepharitis and in particular for 

unblocking the glands,has any one tried it?

i have blepharitis,rosasea,and sebororic dermatitis.( all mild) 

Vanessa.

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    I have never heard of Blephasteam, so had a look at their website.  £200 -  It would need to be good!  The idea sounds very good but it is just terribly expensive.

    Funnily enough though,  my Ophthalmologist has just prescribed Hyabak to help with my dry eyes.

    Are you going to buy it?

     

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      Hi ,yes I think I will,wish I could hear from someone who is useing it!

      I use Blepasol and blepaclen fromthe same company for lid hygien they are both good prouducts .

      Vanesa.

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    Vanessa, what is Blephasteam and Hyabak.  Are these office procedures or something like that?  Could you explain it and tell me a little about what you have done for relief.  I need relief so bad...
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      Margaret, Hyabak is a preservative free ocular lubricant - an eye drop.  It is available over the counter but I am prescribed mine.

      Blephasteam is made by the same company that manufactures the eye drops and is available on Amazon for £240!

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      Blephasteam® is the first convenient eyelid warming device recommended to relieve symptoms of Meibomian Gland Dysfunction and associated diseases such as posterior blepharitis, meibomitis, ocular rosacea, chalazion, contact lens intolerance, Dry Eye.

      Blephasteam® provides a moist and heat therapy. This dual action unblocks the meibomian glands, improves the tear quality, therefore improving symptoms, ocular health, vision and comfort.

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      Thank you mrsmop for your info.  Have you tried either of these two things?  I bought a mask-type thing at Wal-Mart that you warm in the micro-wave.  This is the  only thing I had seen of this nature so I wondered how all of these people know about Blephasteam - I wonder why I haven't been told about all these different things that I read about.  The Hyabak.  No one has ever told me about these things.  Am I going to the correct doctor, perhaps.  I have an Opthmologist that specilizes in Glaucoma - I have that also - and he has been treating me all this time for Blephritis.  If you do anything for yourself that is helpful, I would sure like to know about it.  I am getting desperate.  Thank you.  
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      My Ophthalmologist told me how to deal with blepharitis, he told me to soak a face cloth in very hot water, then place it over my eyes, this helps to unclog the meibomian glands, then wash my face as usual.  He told me not to get any creams near my eyes as these just clog the glands again.

      He also prescribed the Hyabak eye drops for my dry eyes and gave me a gel to use at night, which I squirt into my eyes.  This is called VitA-POS and is also preservative free.

      The mask that you microwave serves the same purpose as a hot face cloth.

      In the UK, we see one Ophthalmologist at our hospital appointments and s/he will cover all aspects of the eye.  We cannot just go and see them, our GPs have to refer us.

      Blepharitis is a chronic condition.  Have you read this leaflet?

       https://patient.info/health/blepharitis-leaflet

       

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      Thank you for the info. I have read articles on blepharitis; however, not this particular one.  I will print and read it carefully.  I like any info I can get especially now that my eyes seem to have worsened.  I wish I could find a  specialist in the field of this disease - to treat me.  Do you feel the Hyabak helps you?  If so, I will ask my Glaucoma doctor about it.  Also, anything else that you seem to think is helpful - I would appreciate.  How bad is your blepharitis?  Also, do you have to have a prescription for the Vita-Pos?  Thank you Mrsmop so much. 
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      Hi Margaret, the Hyabak does help and I have just had a look, you can buy the VitA-POS eye gel on Amazon.  I get mine on prescription but you don't have to.

      My Ophthalmologist told me not to use cream near my eyes because that blocks the glands.  He told me to use a hot face cloth on my eyes, then to wash my face as normal but, not to use any cream as I have just said.  I do get the occasional problem because the VitA-POS probably clogs the glands overnight but I do what the Ophthalmologist told me and generally, my eyes are fine from that point of view.

      The Hyabak & VitA-POS are ocular lubricants, for dry eyes.  Often, people suffer from dry eyes and don't realise that that is what is wrong!

       

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