Are your eyes feeling sore, dry and inflamed? You could be suffering from blepharitis.
Blepharitis is an inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes.
Anyone who suffers from blepharitis is fully aware that treatment can sometimes be tedious.
This is especially true when cases are more severe.
Due to the difficulty in managing to clean the eyelids effectively day to day, it is an increasingly common condition that can affect you at any age but is most common as we start to get older. This is due to us making fewer antibodies in our tears with age.
The effects of the increase of bacteria is that you start to experience crusting along the eyelid and this in turn creates a sticky environment that traps dead skin cells and other debris among the eyelashes. This can then accumulate over time and allows even more bacteria to grow. The result is not only the irritation but also chronic inflammation.
Once inflammation occurs it can have an effect on the whole structure of the eyelid, namely the tear glands.
So what are the symptoms?
- Itching or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Dry Eyes
- Eye Rubbing
Traditionally the way to treat blepharitis can take up a lot of time and people can be put off by this.
It requires an eye bag to be heated and applied twice daily (in most cases), wipes to be used to remove any debris and eye drops to help with the comfort.
Here at City Eyes we are introducing a revolutionary new treatment for blepharitis, BlephEx, developed by a certified ophthalmologist.
We take an active role with the treatment of blepharitis to support you and to take away the need to rely on your ability and time to perform semi-effective home lid treatment.
This is done through the precise elimination of the scruf and bacterial debris that builds up along the lid margin, the main cause of inflammatory lid disease. This is repeated at regular monthly intervals to reduce or alleviate these chronic symptoms. Look at it as the same concept as going to your dental hygiene appointment.
Not only does it eliminate chronic symptoms it also supports and increases the overall health of the eyelid. This is turn means that more tears are produced, again increasing the comfort of the eyes.
Call us now on 0207 638 6192 or email reception@cityeyesopticians to book your appointment.
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