So much pain from mgd Blepaharitus, please help

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I have mgd blepharitis and blocked glands and now use manuka honey gel every day for 3 weeks. Tried so many drops and antibiotics. Swallow fish oil capsules and vit. D. Use Bleaphasteam every day and massage. But no improvement. Who can help me. I cannot live with this daily pain. I also read about sea burnt buckthorn oil can help but I give up the courage. I am only 27 years old and this is impossible to do all my life.

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    I have been looking into this new IPL therapy to treat my blepharitis. Study results look very promising ( and it's now being offered as a treatment where I live, so as soon as it's possible again I'll have this done.

    Look for Lumenis M22 and see what's being offered near where you live. Otherwise there's another new treatment called BlephEx, which is basically a very thorough clean and exfoliation of the eyelids. As I said, though, both treatments are fairly new so won't be covered by insurance. If that's not a problem for you I'd definitely give it a shot.

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    After being put on prescription Restasis twice daily and using individual vials of sterile eye drops ( no preservative) ,I have 80 % pain relief. I plan to get Lipiflow procedure when covid restrictions relax. everyone is different : Manuka Honey made my eyes "burn". Best of luck! bh1

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    hi, i had tried everything for blepharitis. Nothing worked accept with Cliradex wipes. Cliradex is used to treat dry eye, blepharitis, and demodex (my eye doctors never said i had demodex) but this is what worked for me. i recommend cliradex wipes.

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    Hi hun. I'm so sorry you are going through this but trust me you are not alone. I can tell you about my experience being diagnosed with blepharitis and mgd. I can tell you what actually helps me and has reduced my symptoms and irritation about 90% and hope it helps for you too. I had been having eye problems since February 2020 and didnt know what it was. It would not go away. I eventually went to an urgent care who gave me a steroid shot that temporarily relieved my symptoms for about a week and a half, but then it came back. I had burning, eyelashes feeling like they are stuck together, feeling like something was in my eyes and multiple styes on my eyelash line on a daily basis. It got so bad where I next went to the ER and they blamed it on allergies so I took allergy meds every day which did not help. After no improvement I went to my optometrist on 3 seperate occasions who also couldn't figure out what it was. Finally, I went to an opthamologist in May of 2020 who diagnosed me. He suggested ocusoft wipes, refresh eye drops and ocusoft eye spray which I had a bad allergic reaction to and did not help. My mom did some research and found that diluted tea tree oil (One teaspoon of olive oil with 2 drops of tea tree oil) may help as well as getting a compression eye mask warmer and eye lid massages. So I tried worked! I no longer have eye irritation and burning. This is what I do:

    1)-Clean eyes and face with warm water with a wash cloth. Use eye compression warming mask for 10 mins

    2)-Take a shower in the morning, (make sure your hands are clean) clean eyes of with warm water, massage eyelids on each eye for 2 min each. Rinse eyes off with warm water

    3)-Once eyes are dry mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 drops of tea tree oil in small container. Take a disposable cotton pad and dip in mixture. Fold pad and squeeze excess oil off (you don't want too much oil on the pad so it doesnt seep in your eyes). Close eyes and whip gently across eye lashes and lids. play close attention not to squeeze excess oil you just need a thin layer. Let sit. (I usually let it sit for a few hours if I'm just at home all day or you can for 30 min.) To remove close eyes and take a cotton pad, wet it with warm water, squeeze excess water out, close eyes and whipe off.


    I usually repeat steps 1 and 3 midday around 3pm if I'm at home all day but you can just do morning and before bed.

    Disclaimer: This is just my method that works wonders for me. Not saying you have to try but this was the only process that helped. I know how it is to suffer with blepharitis and mgd and just wanted to tell my story so I can help in any kind of way of possible. It was to the point where it was debilitating but now I can live as normal as a life as possible due to this process.

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    I tried Wet-Ones and Manuka honey for weeks. Neither of them gave me any improvement or relief. Although, I know that they have helped some of the people here. The things that gave me so much relief, as long as I continue to use them, are:

    For Blepharitis: Heyedrate Lid and Lash cleaner and Dr. Fischer Cleansing Wipes.

    For clogged oil glands: The Bruder Eye Compress. The time it takes to notice results depends how badly

    a person's oil glands are clogged. Mine were pretty bad so it took a couple of months. It's so much more convenient that using warm moistened face cloths that cool off so rapidly. Just heat it in the microwave for 20 seconds then lie down and place it over your closed eye lids for ten minutes. I even did it twice a day for the first few weeks and had no problem.

    I purchased all of the products on Amazon. Avenova is another product I used. It also uses Hypochlorous acid as the active ingredient. It also worked for me but is more expensive. I've been using Heyedrate and the Bruder eye compress for about two years. My eyes look and feel normal. I don't even feel like I have Blepharitis unless I stop using them.

    I spray the Heyedrate on cotton rounds and then wipe my lids & lashes. I do it morning and night. You can do it more often just to get your condition under control.

    Good Luck!

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