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I have had Blepharitis for most of my life. I agree with most of you that it is a nightmare and is hard to get rid of. I have relieved some of its problems, but most symptoms won't go away. It is good to hear that some people have gotten rid of it, but that hasn't been the case with me.

I have gone to doctors who say that Bleph is something you have to get used to and there is no cure. They have prescribed compresses, eye drops, lubricants, steroids, etc, but nothing has worked in the past.

The only relief I have found is using Head & Shoulders to get rid of the flaking. I use it in my hair for my dandruff, then I close my eyes in the shower and use it on my eyes and eyebrows. It has helped my flaking, but the redness and puffy eyelids won't go away. I find it particularly aweful to look in the mirror each day and see my red puffy eyes that won't get better.

If anyone has any suggestions beyond what I have done, please let me know. I am a guy, so the makeup thing won't work, unless, maybe I take up music and join a rock band. :)

Thanks for all your posts.
[QUOTE=Bluefin;4290334]I have had Blepharitis for most of my life. I agree with most of you that it is a nightmare and is hard to get rid of. I have relieved some of its problems, but most symptoms won't go away. It is good to hear that some people have gotten rid of it, but that hasn't been the case with me.

I have gone to doctors who say that Bleph is something you have to get used to and there is no cure. They have prescribed compresses, eye drops, lubricants, steroids, etc, but nothing has worked in the past.

The only relief I have found is using Head & Shoulders to get rid of the flaking. I use it in my hair for my dandruff, then I close my eyes in the shower and use it on my eyes and eyebrows. It has helped my flaking, but the redness and puffy eyelids won't go away. I find it particularly aweful to look in the mirror each day and see my red puffy eyes that won't get better.

If anyone has any suggestions beyond what I have done, please let me know. I am a guy, so the makeup thing won't work, unless, maybe I take up music and join a rock band. :)

Thanks for all your posts.[/QUOTE]

I did go for the IPL (intense pulse light) laser treatment and have had two treatments. I have about 3-4 more treatments to go and it is incredible at the improvement I already have. This actually treats the vessels which cause the glands to dysfunction. You must go for this...it was my sixth try at finding help and it actually does help! I only know of one doctor who does this although he is training others, but he is the one who discovered and knows all the ins and outs of the treatment. The week before I went, he had a patient from Czechloslavakia (they come from everywhere). Since I can't give you the name on this board, you can search using IPL and meibomian gland dysfunction as key words to find the treatment. You go once a month and it costs $375 per treatment. Let me know if you get help!! I had almost given up finding help, but now I am excited that I am so much better.
[QUOTE=Bluefin;4290334]I have had Blepharitis for most of my life. I agree with most of you that it is a nightmare and is hard to get rid of. I have relieved some of its problems, but most symptoms won't go away. It is good to hear that some people have gotten rid of it, but that hasn't been the case with me.

I have gone to doctors who say that Bleph is something you have to get used to and there is no cure. They have prescribed compresses, eye drops, lubricants, steroids, etc, but nothing has worked in the past.

The only relief I have found is using Head & Shoulders to get rid of the flaking. I use it in my hair for my dandruff, then I close my eyes in the shower and use it on my eyes and eyebrows. It has helped my flaking, but the redness and puffy eyelids won't go away. I find it particularly aweful to look in the mirror each day and see my red puffy eyes that won't get better.

If anyone has any suggestions beyond what I have done, please let me know. I am a guy, so the makeup thing won't work, unless, maybe I take up music and join a rock band. :)

Thanks for all your posts.[/QUOTE]
Hi,

I am also a guy suffering from MGD. Did you get around to trying the "light therapy"? I am curious but have just recently heard about it. I have finally managed to stabilize my problems but I still get regular flare ups. What works best for me now is a combination of heat compress (once a day), dry eye spray (3 times a day), eye drops (3 times a day), eye scrub with Sterilid (once a day), Omega 3 (ComfortEye and Biotears). Finally, exercising and eating well seems to improve my condition as well.

Thanks

Jonathan





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