If you suffer from sore and inflammed eyes, you may have blepharitis - keep reading to learn more about the condition.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a common condition where your eyes become inflammed and this can cause crusting. This may be incredibly uncomfortable, and cause soreness and swelling. It is very rare but there is the possibility of blurry vision.
The condition is most common amongst people who suffer with eczema or acne, as well as allergic diseases such as asthma. If you are exposed to chemical fumes, smokey environments or if you use cosmetics, this may well aggravate the condition.
What are the symptoms of Blepharitis?
- Dry and grit-like sensation in the eye
- Light sensitivity
- Swelling and crusting of eyelids
- Styes on your eyelid
Treatment for Blepharitis
This condition will be easily assessible by an optometrist, who will recommend a suitable course of treatment. Like with dry eye treatment, the optometrist will recommend a lifestyle change and a course of gel supplements. The optometrist may determine that your condition is more severe and requires MiBo Thermoflo™.
MiBo Thermflo™ is an extremely comfortable and painless procedure where ultrasound gel is applied to the eyelids, and gently massaged at a delicate heat.
This is a very affordable solution to an extremely difficult condition. There are no side effects and if you are a contact lens wearer, you will be able to wear them straight afterwards. In your Blepharitis treatment, you will receive the following:
- Your comprehensive consultation and eye exam
- Thorough assessment of blepharitis condition
- A thorough treatment plan to manage the condition
- Check up appointments
How long will it take for treatment to treat Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a long term condition and it will take a while for your eyes to return to normal, depending on how severely affected your eyes are. Our staff will do everything to ensure that this is managed correctly.
How much does Blepharitis treatment cost?
Give us a call on 0800 9888 237 to speak to one of our advisers about your options.