Looking for a specialist in Dry Eye and Blepharitis

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Hi there, I have been suffering on and off with Dry Eye and Blepharitis for over a year now and I am looking for a Ophthalmologist that deals speciaifaclly with Blepharitis and Dry Eye. Does any know of any in the North London/Hertfodshire area?

I have been researching and in Americal they can now test what 'type' of dry eye you have and what causes it - this is what I am trying to find out so if anyone can shed some light that would be great? I think mine is make up (sadly!) but I would like to know what type - so I dont get on going problems.

I am currently taking Omega3, Flax Seed (started taking thid last week) and using Warm Compresses (EyeBag) and doing the Eye Massage and Eye Hygenine everday. When I dont wear make up my eyes feel better. Sadly with the type of jb I do I need to wear make up and look presentable - so from a vanity side of things it doesnt help not looking at my nest when cleint facing.

My Dry Eye and Blepharitis triggered again two weeks ago and I have only just began aking all the suppliments etc so hoping it will take effect soon - I hate the watering of eyes!

If anyone ca reccomend eye drops and others things that can help I woud greatly appreciate it.


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    It  is a MAJOR problem but doctors do not take it seriously in the USA because it does not have an adverse effect on eye sight. They say it is a "Quality of Life" issue, to me that is reason enough to find a cure.
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      Hi Henry there are many articles published that actually discuss what could happen if you DON'T confront the dreaded Bleph' . It certainly can cloud your vision . Are you in The USA or " over here " .In the USA they have apparatus to unblock the glands and some clinics over here have bought them as well .

      Our own personal immune system must be a factor otherwise the problem wouldn't come and go in different degrees of severity , surely . Bizarrely , in my case , if i leave my eyelids alone and only apply the heated eye bag and do some eyelid massage , this often sees the symptoms become a whole lot bearable . this i would of thought was a mixture of immune system helping and the glands being kept " flowing " by the heat/ massage .

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    Hi Alison, I've had this awful condition for 17 years triggered by the hormone imbalance following the birth of my son.  I find taking fish oils and blephaclean eye wipes are good for daily eye hygiene, hylo eye lubricating drops are good available from gp, I've tried the steam goggles, they didn't work, now trying the wet ones antibacterial wipes, it's worth a try,  I've heard of a new treatment BlephEx which is carried out at the opticians, if you go on there website they have clinics over the uk which maybe able to help you, shirley
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      Hi Alison,

      At last someone has used the steam goggels,so sorry to here that they did not help! i was told they only help with MGD ,do you have this?

      i find fish oils do help and I also use the Thea blepaclen wipes and at other times the Blepasol ,still not sure which I like best,have you tried the gel cleanser?

      i am thinking of going on  oral minocycline ,any one tried that? 

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      Evening primrose oil the best I think, good for inflammation and regulating hormones x
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      Evening primrose oil the best I think, good for inflammation and regulating hormones x
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      Hi not sure what I have, it feels like the lot!! Winter time is always the worst for me due to heating being on and cold weather, I've tried two types of low dose antibiotics that you take for 3 months, no joy, it's not bad all of the time, mostly ok but it can flare up. I've booked an appointment for this fri for the BlephEx treatment so I'll give that a go, no I haven't tried the gel but the lotion is good for applying with a cotton bud x
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      hi Shirley

      good look with the BlephEx where are you going for the treatment?

      i think the oral antibiotics help with oscular rosacea ?

      i thought they may help with the sticky feeling I have when I blink?

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    Hello Alison

    I have the same issues as you and I wondered if you found a good doctor in London as I too am looking for one.


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