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?I was diagnosed with blepharits a couple of days ago after a month of hideous, horrible itching - I've been getting very little sleep and when I did drop off, I woke clawing at my eyes. The GP who diagnosed me was pretty brutal - gave me a strong steroid drop (wouldn't give me an unpreserved formula ) and told me to learn to live with it as blepharitis is a chronic condition with no let up.
?Seeing a lovely optician on Thursday who has stopped the eye drops for now (fortunately I've only used them twice) as he wants to look at my eyes under a slit lamp (no idea) before selling me anything for a cleaning regime. Actually I went home and howled after he spent time with me 'cos he was the complete opposite of the GP - so kind and made me feel like he gave a damn.
?The worst aspect is the extreme itching - I have severe atopic eczema (life-long) so assume that's why the itch is so bad, impossible not to rub my eyes which makes them 100x worse. I have no obvious external redness but some itching around the eyelid margin and tearing.
Can anyone tell me what to expect in the main. Can the clean eye routine help get the itching under control? Grateful for anyone's thoughts.
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