Blepharitis is a very common condition affecting the eyelid edges. It typically results in dry, gritty uncomfortable eyes which can also look red-rimmed. There are a number of reasons why you can develop the condition.
1. Microscopic mites called demodex
2. An excess of bacteria called staphylococcus on the eyelid skin
3. Other atopic conditions like dermatitis
At Earlam and Christopher we are renowned national experts in blepharitis management. Our expert optometrists are at the forefront of paving the way with the very latest in long term management and treatment. The ultimate aim is to reduce the discomfort and symptoms associated with the condition but also help to reduce the impact of the condition in the future and stop it getting worse. Typically once we have diagnosed you with blepharitis we will see you on a 6 monthly basis to deep clean the eyelids and clear out the meibomian glands if required. We also target demodex blepharitis with a very effective Tea Tree Oil formulation to kill the mites on the eyelids. Ongoing appointments can be covered as part of our VitalEyes Direct debit plan. Just contact us for more information or to book an appointment just click the link.