Go To Buying section

Treatment of blepharitis

Blepharitis is a long-term (chronic) condition which cannot be cured, however regular treatment can ease symptoms and help mitigate or prevent the condition.

The most important part of blepharitis treatment is regular eyelid hygiene. Cleaning the eyelids keeps them free from flakes and prevents the meibomian glands from becoming blocked, thus reducing the chance of infection. A regular routine of warmth, massage and cleansing will prevent a build-up of oily secretions in the meibomian glands. Ideally this routine should be performed twice daily until symptoms stabilise and once a day thereafter to minimise further flare-ups. 

The Blepharitis Relief Kit includes the BlephaMask, BlephaCura cleansing fluid and BlephaCura Pads, providing everything you need to ease the symptoms of blepharitis.


 

Warmth

Warmth will help to soften the eyelids and remove any crusts from the surface of the skin. The heat of the BlephaMask melts any solidified meibomian gland secretions, allowing them to flow freely. 

The BlephaMask is a reusable eye mask which, unlike a homemade hot compress, holds its temperature for up to ten minutes after heating in the microwave. Importantly, the BlephaMask also features a temperature indicator on the box which informs patients when the mask is precisely the right temperature for placing over the delicate skin of the eyelids.


 

Massage

Regular eye massage helps the meibomian glands to secrete meibum oil. To massage the eyes:

  • Use your index finger to pull one eyelid taught in the direction of the ear. 
  • Use your other index finger to gently stroke your eyelid from the inside corner to the outside. 
  • You may also gently roll your index finger in a circular motion over the eyelid to help remove any blockages from the meibomian glands.

 

Cleansing

After warming and massaging your eyes, it is advisable to clean the eyelids thoroughly. Moisten an organic BlephaCura Pad with BlephaCura and remove all crusts and deposits on the eyelid carefully and thoroughly. Make sure that you discard the Pad after cleaning each eye to prevent cross infection. 

To ensure the eyelid rims are cleansed effectively, use your index finger to gently pull down the lower lid, and pull up the upper lid, so the eyelid rim can be reached easily. BlephaCura contains liposomes to help alleviate the inflammation caused by blepharitis, thus encouraging the natural healing process.  

The Blepha range

  • The Blepharitis Relief Kit includes the BlephaMask, BlephaCura cleansing fluid and BlephaCura Pads, providing everything you need to ease the symptoms of blepharitis.
  • BlephaMask® packagingBlephaMask® - is a high quality eye mask that holds its heat for up to 10 minutes after warming in the microwave. Applying it as a compresses for 7-10 minutes liquifies secretions which can then be removed using the BlephaCura suspension. The BlephaMask also features a temperature indicator on the box to show when the mask is the right temperature for placing over the delicate skin of the eyelids.
  • BlephaCura® packagingBlephaCura® - is a daily eye lid cleanser. It contains liposomes that have been clinically proven to reduce inflammation and irritation of the eyelids and to promote the natural healing process. It is a suspension that can be applied gently to the eye lids using the BlephaCura Pads. Available as 70ml bottles. Contains Soy lecithin, Vitamin A (palmitate), Vitamin E, Ethanol, Sodium Chlorid, Phenoxythanol, Aqua Purificata.
  • BlephaCura Pads ® - These organic cotton pads are soft and hygienic, ideal for bathing the eye and applying BlephaCura.