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Treatment for Blepharitis

The first line of treatment and relief for blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction is the use of ocular lubricants. These supplement the natural human tears and provide a substitute coating to protect and nourish the surface of the eye.

Ointment are also effective but are usually applied only at bedtime as they often cause temporary blurring of vision.

Ocular lubricants can be used as frequently as needed or as directed. A common regimen is four times a day, more often if needed.

More information about eyelid cleansing.

Blepharitis creates a vicious cycle causing less oil productions, more dryness, more inflammation and more blockages causing less oil production. However with the invention of The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System the symptoms of blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction can now be treated more effectively. The LipiFlow® treatment opens and clears blocked meibomian glands to allow the body to resume natural production of lipids needed by the tear film.

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The LipiFlow® Thermal Pulsation System

  • lipiflowLipiflow applies controlled warmth to the inner eyelid surface and intermittent pressure to the outer surface.
  • Lipiflow facilitates release of lipids from the blocked meibomian glands, allowing a natural flow of better quality and quantity of lipids to resume.
  • Lipiflow takes approximately 12 minutes.