Developed this condition 4 weeks after Laser eye Surgery. I was told Laser would not cause blepharitis "unrelated"
I never suffered from this condition pior to having Laser.
Could the two be linked?
Any suggestions for treatment?
I had this prior to my laser treatment. Wellington clinic put me on antibiotic drops for six weeks. The name began with F and ended with acid. Anyway, worked and condition disappeared.
Think I still have the bottle at home - will check the name later. You need a prescription though.
That would be great.
Who diagnosed you with Blepharitis? I had Blepharitis prior to my Lasek surgery, my local opticians told me I had a mild case and I was told again by Wellington Clinic. I couldn't see your laser surgery causing Blepharitis but then again I'm no eye specialist.
I've used this product called Lid Care in the past,it does the job but they can be pricey and hard to source at times as they sell out in the chemists around me. If you do get them just get two boxes at a time.
I found these two videos below helpful too, the Johnsons Baby and ear bud treatment is handy for my Blepharitis, doesn't take long to do either. I think the warm compress is more for dry eye but I always got some dry eye with Blepharitis, Flax seed oil is good too for dry eye.
I'm just giving you my regime, you could possibly need a prescribed treatment like Mousewar said and have a more severe case of the aul Blepharitis. These treatments will at least take away some of the irritation until you get sorted.
Best of luck with it.
What Mousewar is talking about is Fusathalmic acid (sp) but it's prescription only. If it is a mild case boil water and let it cool slightly. Mix a quarter teaspoon bread soda into a cup of water or 1 part baby shampoo to 10 parts and use some cotton wool to clean your lid margins. Continue cleaning until the cotton wool comes away clean. Do this 2-3 times a day
Yeah that's the one. The man in those last two videos is the one who prescribed it for me. I also used lid care.
I had a really bad case of it about 5 years ago and absolutely none of the drops/antibiotics/ointments etc worked..
What I did was I got rid of all my eye make up and kept my eyelids clean with the Johnson's Baby Shampoo exactly like Daisies said, and used Manuka Honey for the inflammation. I was going back and forth to doctors and I also went to an eye clinic in Naas and zilch!
I was on that Fucithalmic and a couple of other ointments and drops. I was also on a course of antibiotics for three months and they did nothing for me.
Every once in a while if I feel them getting gritty and itchy I get rid of my eye make up and use the baby shampoo for a few days.
Thank you everyone for all replies.
Is it possible to get it in only one eye?? it really only bothers my left eye!
It was My Opticians who diagnosed me.
Yes I think you can get it in just one eye as far as I know. It was both in my case and my eyes were nearly swollen shut and very painful.
God that sounds really Bad. My eyes to look at ,look normal!
Maybe i have been misdiagnosed
I had a particularly bad case, even the eye specialist I saw said so. You could just have been luckier than me
I hope You never get it again,it really effects quality of life. I have been reading that Makeup can be a BIG cause.
Makeup is not causing mine, I am a Man
Lol, apologies, I wasn't thinking and I didn't see your avatar. Fingers crossed I won't get it again. I went about 6 months with it very bad and nothing I was prescribed worked. In my case makeup was a big thing. I was covering my eyes trying to hide it not knowing I was making it worse!
The baby shampoo is great though, along with manuka honey.. a God send for me. Had small bouts of it since then but nowhere near as bad as the first one.
I have manuka honey here! Just eat it or butter it on to the eye lids??
Jesus i be going to bed tonight looking like a Beehive
I actually did both because it was so bad
Just smooth a small amount over your eyelid. Be careful not to get it in your eye because it stings!