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