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Blepharitis

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  • Optrex eye drops containing benzalkonium chloride

    Hi all, I was searching for remedies for blepharitis when I stumbled across this site. I have recently started using Optrex refreshing eye drops and they seem to really help. I see people are talking about benzalkonium chloride and lo and behold when I checked the ingredients of these eye drops, they...

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  • Lacrilube as back up medication for blepharitis

    A big HI to all sufferers of the dreaded bleph out there!  Until recently I was using a daily anti histamine and a backing that up with blephagel to ease my symptoms.  The anti histamine took off about 65% of the symptoms and the blephagel, which I find amazingly soothing and ideal for flare...

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  • Referral to eye clinic more or less straight away?

    I saw my GP this week regarding what I believe is blepharitis - slightly inflamed eye, lids sticking together at night, 'tired' eyes feeling which gets worse during the day and loss of eyelash colour.  He wants me to have another eye examination at the opticians (I had my eyes tested in...

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  • Eyelash Loss

    Hello Everyone, I started losing eyelashes about 4 months before I was diagnosed with blepharitis.  My doctor thought it was due to my anemia and put me on iron pills.  I have now been treating my blepharitis for the last 4 weeks with antibiotic ointment, warm compress/massage, tea tree oil/baby...

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  • Using Manuka Honey to cure blepharitis?

    Has anyone here been using manuka honey? If there are, can anyone tell me how to use honey to your eye? I read an article that someone in Britain cured blepharitis using MAnuka Honey. I'm willing to try it, but want to know how to use it before buying it.

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  • Treatment info for Blepharitis

    Has anyone found treatment info specifically for Blepharitis? I'm told the same old things like "scrub with baby shampoo" and I'm not getting any better. I'm frustrated and hope that some doctor somewhere has studied this terrible condition - and just want to find the answers!...

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  • Has anyone else got a numb eye?

    I believe I've got Blepharitis, see my GP in 10 days, but I'm also noticing that when I put eye drops in (gel tears, as I've had dry eyes for years) I can't feel the drops in one eye, while in the other eye the drops are cold. I'm going to mention it when I see the GP, but has anyone...

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  • New posterior blepharitis diagnosis... help!

    After attending a specialist eye hospital I have just been diagnosed with blepharitis. I had been using chloramphenicol and then fusidic acid as my doctor thought I had bacterial conjunctivitis. These treatments weren't making my eyes better at all, so I went to the eye hospital. The specialist there...

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  • Blepharitis Fix

    Hi there all , I suffered with blepharitis for 22 years , lose of eye lashes, constant peeling of eyelids,, weeping lids, and crystalisation on eyelids ,  my daughter told me I had beetroot colored eyes anyway , I found a product from proctor and gamble, called covergirl eye makeup remover, believe...

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  • One week using "Wet Ones" with Benzethonium Chloride

    I have been using Wet Ones as recommended by Lynda79 (Clean eyes 4 times daily using 1/4 wet one) for one week I can report the following. Initial State:- Eye irritation/soreness/dryness including corneal ulcers, etc which I have had for over 2 months continually. Requiring washing approx 3-4 times...

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  • Relieved it's blepharitis!

    The optician just told me I have blepharitis and I'm relieved! These past weeks I've had blurry vision, sensitivity to light, sore gritty eyes etc and any eye make up makes it worse. In strong sunshine I was blinking like a mole. At my age you are more prone to serious eye conditions and I had...

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  • Simple Treatment for Blepharitis

    I have had blepharitis for two years.  One of the first things I learned was to "clean my eyes daily".  It took me a whole year to figure out what this actually meant.  After many attempts to treat/clean (honey drops, different medical solutions/ointments, baby shampoo, medicated...

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  • myebomiam gland dysfunction and so many q's

    I have read on here before thst someone has had gp, opticisn, specialist do gland expression for them. Just wondered if this is someone in uk as i assume you need to do hot compress etc...i would love ti know how it feels once glands are unblocked and whether thst is the key yo being pain free....i have...

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  • hoe this helps

    i have had this condition for a number of years and it was ruining my life as some nights i was going to bed at 8* oclock just to get some relief i have lost count of all the lotions and potions i have had over the years either on prescription or over the counter none of them helped a few year ago i...

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  • I'm sharing some really good news for Bleph.

    I've had bleph for over 40 years, usually 2 bad flareups per year. Thanks to this forum I have finally found something that works(thank you). As posted in another thread, I use 1 drop tee tree oil, 1 drop baby shampoo in 100 ml of water. I apply with a wet one(also good) morning and night. It works....

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  • Help

    Hi. I. Was. . Diagnosed. With. Blephartis in all. Four. Lids the. Symptoms. Are. All. Over my. Face. I. Get. Acid. Material. Expelled from. Lower lids. Anyone the. Same

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  • what antibiotic treats bleph?

    I have been using erythromycin ointment for a long time. If it were right for bleph I think I would have relief. Not so. I do 2 compresses a day followed by cleaning with the solution of baby shampoo and tto. Then I apply erythromycin both on the eyeball and the lash line. I've been taking doxycyclin...

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    Need some advice! Blepharitis :(

    Hi guys, Im looking for some advice from fellow blepharitis victims! I was diagnosed last year after having a chalazion cyst investigated at an eye clinic, they chose not to remove the cyat themselves and said it would go away but to keep using hot water compress and baby shampoo. One year on the cyst...

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  • Seborrheic Dermatitis.

    I think I have Seborrheic Dermatitis along with Blepharitis. As the left side of my face is Red/Scaley an stings like mad. It is my left eye that is rreally bad at the moment, & I am trying all the things I read about on this forum. I am using artifical tears for dry eyes. Plus wipes. Does any one...

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  • HELP with the wet ones process!

    Like many my story is long and frustrating. I have Multiple Sclerosis with several disabling symptoms. A year ago I was severely stressed out and developed facial rosacea and bleph w/ocular roscea. I'll tell you what: my severe bleph symptoms have trumped all of my disabling MS symptoms and I'm...

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  • 4 weeks in Flucloxacillin prescribed

    I'm experiencing my first bout of Blepharitis, and after 4 weeks of suffering I have been prescribed 250 Flucloxacillin 4 times a day, anyone else been prescribed antibiotics & was it successful?  The swelling hasgone down, but can still be very itchy at times. So much harder to focus,...

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  • I need success stories please!

    I was just diagnosed with blepharitis in July and feel as if my life is over. I'm so depressed that it's incurable. What makes it worse is that the opthalmologist acted as if it was no big deal - describing it as dandruff of the eyelids with a simple remedy - baby shampoo. Here I sit, a month...

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  • Puffy eyelid, extra crease and puffy fold

    Hi there I am having all kinds of problems with the skin above my eyelid at the moment! It is like an extra fold and crease and v unsightly- i can send a picture... I was wondering if you could help at all or knew what this could be?! It isn't painful just very unsightly! it is like a big puffy...

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  • slimy eyes, driving me mad :(

    Hey guys im new here. Nice to meet people with the similar problem, Ive had this terrible condition since I was 18, i am now nearly 28. I dont get as itchy eyes as others do, the part that I really struggle with is the stringy discharge that im constantly pulling out (normally from the corner of my eye)...

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  • Blepharitis & Wet Ones Experiment 1/17/2017

    I was diagnosed with Blepharitis 3 years ago during a routine eye exam.   Since that time, I have had several exacerbations.  The last one, several months back from the time of this post had me looking for new ideas.  Here's my situation: 53 y/o caucasian male with a past medical...

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  • Blepharitis..Wet ones not working

    Hi, ​I was on this site a year ago as I have been a sufferer of Blepharitis for over 15 years. It did clear up completely a year ago after using the wet ones for a couple weeks but for some reason it has come back and my eyelids are so red, however no crust like before. ​I have tried most things, and...

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  • Swollen area under eyebrow - any ideas?

    I was diagnosed with Blepharitis last year and after following the usual cleaning regime seem to have got that under control.  My problem now is that the area under my eyebrow is badly swollen and can be quite pink. To clarify, I don't mean my eyelid but the area of skin above my eyelid and...

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  • Blepharitis and Dry Eye Syndrome

    I have been diagnosed with conditoins and am about midway through the treatment program.  I have been advised to use "eye bags" twice a day.  Bought one and sent it bck as it did not hold the heat for very long.  I use the  "bean bag" type product that goes in...

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  • wet ones for blepharitis

    I have been using wet ones for treatment of my blepharitis for three weeks now and although I no longer get chronic dry, swollen, inflamed, gritty eyes, in other worst of it has gone, and I follow up with eye drops each time, I still have soreness and grittiness in one eye in particular, which is irritating,...

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  • Thickened eyelids

    Undiagnoswd and therefore untreated blepharitis has caused me to have thickened eyelide. Is that permanent? You can see my eyelid under my lashes where in normal eyes, the lashes appear to be next to the eyeball. in my eyes, you see white flesh ( the thickened eyelid) under my lahes against the eyeball....

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  • Tea Tree Oil Saved My Eyes.

    There's a product out there which is a schrub, and is used to treat Blepharitis. It's very expenesive. I could never afford it. I later learned that one of the main ingredients is Tea Tree Oil. So I bought some and mixed one drop with some no tears baby shampoo. Mixed it in my hand, rubed...

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  • At last some help with Bletharitus

    I have suffered with this complaint for more than 10 years.  Mostly it has been manageable with flareups from time to time.  Recently a flare up just got worse and worse.  No amount of bathing or using Minnims Artificial tears helped.  Many mornings eyes were completely stuck together. ...

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  • Blepheritis help. Wet ones?

    Hi... I have recently been diagnosed with Blepheritis and my eyes are shocking, making me feel quick anxious about their appearance. It suddenly just started about 10 weeks ago, i have tried everything you can think of! I saw the optician on the weekend and that's when they told me that i have Blepheritis....

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  • I am miserable.

    SOS. My upper eyelid outer area is inflamed. Feels like its burning. Seems like an allergy. Many of you here take antihistamine but my eye doctor INSISTS that antihistamine dries out eyes. She refuses to prescribe it. I am willing to try some over the counter but I don't know which one. Also may...

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