How to Mange Blepharatis

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I was previously diagnosed with Blepharatis. It appears that such condition is not curable but can only be managed. I continue to coordinate with my doctor to find an effective medication, so far, all attempts have been ineffective.

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    John, i find blephagel very helpful and also anti histamine.
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    john13641,

    I have found manuka honey to be extremely helpful.....I use Doctor Manuka #20 from Amazon....using a qtip swab it underneath my lower lashes and smear it over my upper lashes like eyeliner...then rub my eyes...sit down with a towel and wait for the burn....lasts a few minutes....I do it morning and night before bed....do research on it....it has turned my bleph around and I will never go back....no symptoms!!!

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    I use prescription Avanova morning and night. 

    Refresh Optive Advancd triple action eye drops because it does not blurr my vision, it lubricates, hydrates, and helps keep tears from evaporating.

    Aveeno cream on lids if they itch.

    Things are maintained for me with this regime. 

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    hi john , Anterior or posterior ?
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    I fond a trigger for me is sun and heat,that causes them to swell and be aggreviated. if i stay out of those two things eyes are not as bad.
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    Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I really appreciate your efforts and time. I suppose those of us who suffer from this condition, due to its chronic nature and/or sufferings we have to endure are kind of a kidred spirit in a sense. Just to give you a backgroud, first prescription was Maxitrol and Doxin for one week. I was advised to return a week after. My eyes improved for about a week after the treatment and then it came back. 

    It has been a year and condition has not improved. I told by my doctor to use a baby shampoo and recently, a blepha gel, in the morning and in the evening. I was also given an eye lubricant, cationorm. 

    Maxitrol from my readings could not be use long term. Thus, I requested my doctor for a substitute which can be used for management. He first suggested Erythromycin oitment. It did not work for me. Then he suggested Nevanac, which I found out was antibacterial and primarily used for those who underwent cataract operation. 

    After three days my eyes worsened. I am planning to go to another opthalmologist for a second opinion. Medicines in my country are quite expensive. Arithomycin opthalmic is not available in my country. 

    My journey continues. 

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      OcuSoft Plus Lid Scrub Plus is said to be as good as prescription strength Avenova. It is available through Amazon and over the counter at most CVS/ Walgreens. For Blepharitis the Plus version treats the bacteria involved.

      I've been using Avenova lash & Lid Scrub which works well but is about $36 and my pharmacy has to order it each renewal. OcuSoft Plus is about $20. I going to try it and compare.

      I have very sensitive skin so I'll apply it only to the lash line area and see how it goes.

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      I use Ocusoft.  Hard for me to get a real test on it.  I've

      just had cataract surgery on both eyes.   I do cut the

      Ocusoft little pad in half and use half on each eye.  Won't

      be passing anything from one eye to the other that way.

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    Find yor triggers,mine is heat,sun,hot watr,makeup,when i realized all thet,my eyes got better wink

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