Blepharitis Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MGD) - Dry Eyes

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Hi Everyone,

Sorry to create another thread regarding this topic but I'm really interested in what worked and what "cured" some people conditions regarding Blepharitis Meibomian Glands Dysfunction (MGD) ? Some people often claim they found a cure and etc. but then disapears leaving the rest of everyone who suffer from this with questions. I'm sure those who found relief or a cure at one point was the same as those who are now suffering from this, looking and researching online to see what to do to heal from this. It would be much appreciated if you can share with us the experience, symptons and regime that you followed. THANKS

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    Good evening!

    First of all, there is hope. I was desperate to find a cure for my MGD when it was first diagnosed in 2003. I probably saw some five (5) specialists at that time, and just like you, did a ton of research. A year later, I realized that a combination of different regimens, as suggested by the doctors, worked for me. I took control.

    During my worst year, I was taking Doxycycline everyday. I had to stop wearing contact lenses. I was also applying hot compress on my eyes at least twice a day. I was cleaning my eyelids and washing my face several times a day. I had to wear eye plugs to prevent dry eyes.

    After a year, the eye plugs were removed and Doxycycline discontinued. Instead, I used Refresh eye drops every day for my dry eyes. The daily hot compresses continued (morning and evening). Very important is my eyelash hygiene. I started using Blephagel on my eyes several times a day. I was taking fish oil supplements everyday. I avoided junk food, especially fried ones.

    Since 2006 to the present, I have stopped wearing contact lenses completely, except the disposable ones, on rare occasions. I am no longer taking any medications or supplements. I have gotten used to my daily eye routine - no exemptions: hot compress in the morning, followed by eyelid hygiene using Blephagel and a drop or two of Refresh eye drops. I avoid eye make-up as much as I can.

    I have recently seen an ophthalmologist to check on my eyes. She says that everything looks fine with my eyes. She even recommended laser surgery on my eyes. I may have to spend more time to care for my eyes, using eyeglasses, less/no eye makeup, but I am grateful that I can now say that my MGD has been successfully managed.

    I hope that other people would have some ideas, through my post, on how to manage their own conditions.

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    Hi there,

    I've had MGD for 1.5 years now and have also had problems with recurring chalazions. During my most severe flare up, both eye lids on one eye were swollen thick in pain, I could hardly keep the eye open. My vision was affected badly. Since then I've had little issues. The minor dry eye symptom here and there but over all pretty manageable. I was also misdiagnosed during the first few months, so finding a reputable specialist is key. The trick is to also find what works best for YOU. Since there are so many individual culprits. Smoking, fast food, dust, make up, etc etc. It's obviously easier said than done. But the most important thing is too keep the lids as clean as possible. Wash twice a day, heat twice a day. I use Blaphadex which provides lasting relief all day. Especially for the itching. I suggest trying it out some time !

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    Also changing your pillow cases every night is very important in keeping the demodex away as well.

    I also recommend buying a tea tree oil face moisturizer. I apply it twice a day. As demodex can travel from other parts of your face to your eyes.

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