What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is inflammation of the eyelids. There are two forms of blepharitis, anterior and posterior, depending on which part of the lid is most affected. Anterior blepharitis is usually caused by bacteria or dandruff. Posterior blepharitis is caused by problems with the lids’ oil glands, known as meibomian glands.
Treating blepharitis requires a two-pronged approach. First, it’s important to remove debris from the lids. Next, warm compresses help loosen any crusting at the gland openings and promote improved oil flow. Treatment with an antimicrobial solution can also help keep lids healthy and clean.
Symptoms of blepharitis include:
- Crusty eyelids upon waking
- Itchy eyelids
- Swollen eyelids
- Gritty/burning sensation
- Redness of the eye
- Sensitivity to light
Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular conditions
A warm compress and lid hygiene treatment can help
prevent and combat blepharitis
A few easy steps can help
people who suffer from blepharitis
Remove Excess Oils and Debris
Cleansing the upper and lower eyelids with Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Wipes can help remove excess oils and debris as well as the crust that is typically associated with blepharitis.
These popular wipes feature a leave-on, no-rinse formula that helps dissolve and remove excessive oils and debris from eyelids and lashes to improve overall ocular health.
Keep Your Eyes Clean
Help reduce harmful bacteria that cause blepharitis by applying 1-2 sprays of Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution to each eye once or twice a day.
This spray reduces inflammation and supports rapid and effective relief from blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).
A regular routine of eye hygiene is essential in treatment of the condition. It is important that eyelids are cleansed daily, even if symptoms are not being experienced.
Use a Moist Heat Compress
Clogged meibomian glands are particularly problematic for people who have blepharitis. The Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress is an important tool and is not like other eye masks that you see at the store or in the pharmacy.
Only the Bruder Moist Heat Eye Compress uses patented MediBeads technology to provide the moist, uniform, extended heat required to effectively liquefy oil in your meibomian glands and release your eyes’ natural hydration.