BLEPHARITIS

Know the signs & symptoms

WHAT IS BLEPHARITIS

Blepharitis literally means ‘inflamed eyelids’. It can be the skin area around the eyelashes that is inflamed, or the area around the oil-producing (Meibomian) glands, or both. Blepharitis is not an eye infection, but you can have it alongside other eye infections. It is also the most common trigger for Dry Eye symptoms.

SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHARITIS

Symptoms of Blepharitis may include:

• Eyes can look red-rimmed and sore, like you have been crying
• Skin debris around the eyelash roots
• Foreign body sensation
• Red-rimmed, sore – looking eyes
• Gritty eyes
• Tired eyes

HOW COMMON IS BLEPHARITIS

Over 40% of adults will show signs of some blepharitis – and the older you are, the more common it becomes. If you have certain skin conditions, such as rosacea or eczema, you may be more likely to have blepharitis, and some medications can also have an influence. However, for most sufferers, it has no real cause, in a similar way to scalp dandruff.

HOW DO YOU MANAGE BLEPHARITIS

There are three elements to caring for eyelids on a regular basis: 

• Warming, to encourage secretion from the
Meibomian Glands

• Gentle cleansing of the eyelids

• Gentle massage, to encourage oily secretions
to flow from the Meibomian Glands

• Gentle eyelid cleansing every day is key –
because the skin around your eyes is very
delicate and, at the same time, inflamed, it is very
important to avoid soap, perfumes and
preservatives.

• Traditional remedies such as baby shampoo and
bicarbonate of soda should also be avoided, just
as they would be in managing other sensitive skin
conditions.

• If you require eye surgery, such as for cataracts,
it is essential to manage blepharitis as it is the
most common reason to have your cataract
surgery cancelled.

Blephaclean® is ideal for daily management of blepharitis as it can be used by all the family, from age 3 months. It removes dust, pollen and discharge from your eyelids, including when you
already have allergy symptoms or an eye infection.

BLE­PHA­CLEAN®

BLEPHACLEAN

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Gentle cleansing wipes for eyelids and eyelashes

• Preser­v­a­tive, per­fume and paraben-free
• Clinically proven 1
• Medical device 2
• Suitable for children 3 months and older
• So gen­tle, they can be used from age 3 months
• No need for any rinsing
• Suit­able for con­tact lens wearers
• Suit­able for all Dry Eye suf­fer­ers, includ­ing con­tact lens wearers
• Rec­om­mend­ed by oph­thal­mol­o­gists for pre-and post-eye pro­ce­dures – seek advice from your eye care specialist

These handy wipes are great for gentle cleansing of the eyelids and lashes, with no need for rinsing. Preservative, perfume and paraben-free, they can be used from the age of 3 months and are suitable for contact lens wearers.

This product can only be purchased by members.

WHY SHOULD I USE BLEPHACLEAN?

• Con­ve­nience – wipes are ready-to-use, with no addi­tion­al pads required
• Trav­el­ling – easy to car­ry in your bag or pocket
• Cleans­ing treat­ment plan – for man­ag­ing inflam­ma­tion or infec­tion of the eye­lids such as Ble­phar­i­tis, Mei­bo­mi­an Gland dys­func­tion, Styes or Chalazia.
• Safe to use pre-or post-surgery – with a rec­om­men­da­tion from your oph­thal­mol­o­gist, Blephaclean can help man­age any poten­tial infection.

“My opti­cian sug­gest­ed I use Ble­pha­clean and it ACTU­AL­LY works.
It is con­ve­nient and easy to use.”

– Mr D Cann, Bish­ops Stortford
*1 Guillon et al. (2012) Eye & Contact Lens 38:306-312
*2 CE0459

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CLEANSE WITH BLEPHACLEAN

These handy wipes are great for gentle cleansing of the eyelids and lashes, with no need for rinsing. Preservative, perfume and paraben-free, they can be used from the age of 3 months and are suitable for contact lens wearers.

Nutrof® Total is a unique com­bi­na­tion of Omega — 3 fat­ty acids, Lutein and

Zeax­anthin, Resver­a­trol plus key vit­a­mins and min­er­als, all in a once-a-day formula. 

• Preser­v­a­tive, per­fume and paraben-free
• So gen­tle, they can be used from age 3 months
• No need for any rinsing 
• Suit­able for con­tact lens wearers
• Suit­able for all Dry Eye suf­fer­ers, includ­ing con­tact lens wearers
• Rec­om­mend­ed by oph­thal­mol­o­gists for pre-and post-eye pro­ce­dures
– seek advice from your eye care specialist

WHEN WOULD I USE THIS?

Con­ve­nience – wipes are ready-to-use, with no addi­tion­al pads required
Trav­el­ling – easy to car­ry in your bag or pocket 
Cleans­ing treat­ment plan – when man­ag­ing inflam­ma­tion or infec­tion of
the eye­lids such as Ble­phar­i­tis, Mei­bo­mi­an Gland dys­func­tion, Styes or Chalazia.
Pre-or Post-surgery – with a rec­om­men­da­tion from your oph­thal­mol­o­gist,
this helps man­age any poten­tial infection.

“My opti­cian sug­gest­ed I use Ble­pha­clean and it ACTU­AL­LY works. It is con­ve­nient and easy to use.”
– Mr D Cann, Bish­ops Stortford