I have been suffering with blepharitis & dry eye syndrom

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I have been suffering with blepharitis & dry eye syndrome for 2 1/2 years - my flare ups are directly associated with fluorescent light & computer work. If I avoid fluorescent lighting, I do not get flare ups, even when doing intensive computer work. Any one else have a similar experience?

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    Yes, absolutely.

    When I get flare ups of Bleph & dry eye, VDU use causes my eyes to become very sore and painful in quite a short space of time. Haven't noticed any link to flourescent lighting though. Severity of the discomfort also varies depending on what work i'm doing. Using a wordprocessor is hell!

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    Ive just posted my similar experience. i have the same as you, very sore , dry, anf flaky eye lids which are very uncomfortable along with dry gritty eyes which drive me insane.

    ive tried bicarbonate soda / baby shampoo remedies but they made the condition even more red and sore.

    im just going to try and warm compressed flannel and possibly the eye bag that was advertised on here....have you tried this?

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    Check out the amazing American website dryeyezone for their forum.

    Also pubmedgov for the latest US research.

    Recommend for warm compress to help get meibom glands moving: thin cotton trainer sock filled with rice, microwave. Careful it's not too hot, keeps warm longer than steamed flannel, bliss.

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    Hi, Fluorescent lamps may be exacerbating and existing condition, as it does with me. They do not emit sufficient broad spectrum luminescence to make "seeing" comfortable. I simply cannot function in a B&Q (undoubtedly the worst offender) due to the low level of lighting from the fluorescent lamps. Fluorescent lamps also degrade from their first use and will progressively produce less illumination. Old fashioned bulbs produce a better and more consistent light as they simply heat up an element. The fluorescent lamps are neon particles that are "excited" by an electrical charge to produce illumination. Unfortunately, as they get older with use they are less efficient and the "excitement" slows and produces poorer illumination. This results (eventually) with visibly flickering illumination. Before this there is subliminal flashing, which the eye is capable of registering and which causes eye irritation. Sorry to be so long winded but I have no fluorescent bulbs in the house. Garage only!
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    You can get rid of Blepharitis as a friend and I have done. It is cheap and easy to do. Out of desperation I tried what a friend said got rid of it for her. She found a Facial Scrub was working on it. They don't make it anymore that we can see so I looked up on the internet where this ingredient could be found.l

    It was in WET ONES. That is an antibacterial hand wipes. The ingredient is Benzethonium Chloride.

    Took 4 months but it is gone. I tore one hand wipe into 8 pieces and did each lid twice 4 times a day for a week or two. Then 3 times a day for a month. After that 2 times a day for 2 months. If it itches again once or twice, I jumped on it with the wipes and all gone. Trying to let people know that it can be done.

    My Dr. said: "My aren't you clever". I think the word would be desperate. Hope this helps you and others

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