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Blepharitis and Chronic Dry Eyes

Blepharitis is an eyelid inflammation caused by having dry eyes. For most purposes, blepharitis means a chronic form of eyelid inflammation.



However, successful eradication is possible. What it takes is to treat the underlying cause simultaneously. Must treat the eyelid infection, the dry eyes, and the clogged meibomian gland (MGD) all at the same time.

TheraLife has a three-fold approach for completely curing blepharitis. No more drops.

My personal story

Here is a story from one of our customers.

Blepharitis MGD Recovery    

I have had chronic blepharitis that would come concurrent with pink eye for quite a few years, but it has always gone away pretty quickly on its own.

This last time, however, blepharitis and dry eye did not leave, and it became quite disruptive to my life.

My eye doctor gave me eye drops, which only made my eyes feel more dry. I felt as though I had no hope for my eyes and they were just going to keep getting worse and worse.

I finally decided to try Theralife, despite being fairly skeptical, and I’m so glad I did. I’ve now been taking it for just over two weeks, and I already feel so much better.

This morning I woke up and my eyes were almost white, instead of bright red. My blurry vision is pretty much cleared up, the stickiness gone from eye, and the stinging has almost left. I’m looking forward to them getting better and better. Thanks so much!”

Cindy, USA

  • Results may vary depending on the severity of dry eye, blepharitis condition.

What affects vision?

The anatomy of the eye includes complex structures that allow us to see. Every part has to work well for us to see. When one of these main structures is not functioning, it can impair vision.

Cornea:-the clear tissue located in the front of the eye

Iris:-the colored part of the eye

Pupil:- a dark circle in the middle of the iris that regulates the amount of light allowed into the eye

Lens – a small clear disk directly behind the iris and pupil allows light into the retina and focuses the images.

Retina: –the very back of the eye that senses light with photoreceptors.

What it is

An infection of the eyelids. The eyelids protect the cornea from an invasion of foreign substances, injury, or infection.

The meibomian oil glands located on the eyelid produce a liquid to thicken tears and lubricants the whole eye.

An infection that can clog up the meibomian oil gland that secretes the fluid to coat the cornea.

Symptoms of blepharitis

The symptoms of blepharitis are often more severe and uncomfortable when you first wake up.

Common symptoms of blepharitis are:

  • Feeling like there’s something in your eye.
  • Burning or stinging eyes.
  • Watery eyes.
  • Itchy eyes.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Red and swollen eyes or eyelids.
  • Tears that are foamy or have small bubbles in them.
  • Dry eyes.


There are two types of blepharitis – anterior and posterior.

Anterior blepharitis develops on the front exterior of your eyelid where the lashes emerge; the area becomes swollen and red. Whereas posterior blepharitis develops in the underside of your eyelid. Posterior blepharitis is considered the more common of the two. It is caused by your meibomian glands not functioning as they should.

In most cases, bacterial infection of the eyelids is the cause.

Demodex  is caused by mites infecting the eyelids. At the base of every eyelash is an opening where tiny oil glands are called meibomian glands. The inflammation of the meibomian oil glands of the eyelids.

In addition, inflammation of the oil gland can cause irritation, itchy, and crusting of the eyes. When the meibomian oil gland becomes clogged and cannot release liquid onto the eye- this is how you get dry eyes.

Allergic reactions to makeup, hairspray, animals, chemicals, or airborne allergens are some of the causes.

How to treat baterial infection ?

Bacterial infections such as Staphylococci or even head lice, mites can cause an inflammation of the eyelids. The most effective way to get rid of bacterial infection is using Avenova eyelid cleanser. Do not wash off after cleansing.

What are the symptoms and signs ?

Occurs in both eyes and affects both the upper and lower eyelids. Based on the National Eye Institue – some symptoms include:

  • Dry eyes
  • Itchy and irritated eyelids
  • Burning
  • Sandy, gritty feeling
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Crusty eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Flaking of skin around the eyelid
  • Crusty eyelashes in the morning.
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Eyelashes are growing sideways into the eyes.
  • Dandruff like patches on the lashes and eyebrows
  • Bubbly or frothy tears

Often people are told that the problem is “recurrent conjunctivitis” or “dry eye” due to the common symptoms associated with both. But, unfortunately, eye drops that only lubricate the top layer of the cornea do little to improve  treatment or cure the condition.


Eye doctors will evaluate the eyelid margins, oil gland openings, tear quality (Tear breakup test) and quantity (Schirmer’s test), and the base of the eyelashes. Sometimes, cultures are taken of the discharge and sent to the laboratory for further examination.

If the culprit is the cause is an allergy evaluation may also be needed. Proper diagnosis ensures the right blepharitis treatment for you.


Self-care measures, such as washing your eyes and using warm compresses, might be all that’s needed for most cases of blepharitis.

Place a warm compress over closed eyelids for several minutes. Gently massage to get the debri out from the oil glands, followed by eyelid cleanser.

If self-care measures aren’t enough, your doctor might suggest prescription treatments, including: Medications that fight infection. Antibiotics applied to the eyelid have been shown to provide relief of symptoms and resolve bacterial infections.

Treating blepharitis with clinical procedures.

Your provider can do some newer procedures in their office. These include:

  • Lipiflow®, which warms up the lids and expresses the unhealthy oils.
  • Intense Pulsed Light therapy, which involves the application of bright red light pulses to your eyelid skin.
  • BlephEx®, which involves cleaning your eyelid margins.


With good eyelid hygiene routines in place can be successfully controlled but not cured.

Bacteria live and breed on skin. And if the eyelids are not washed often enough, the bacteria can multiply. This leads to an overgrowth of bacteria that can irritate eyelid skin.

To keep bacteria levels low, it is important to wash with soap and water regularly. Poor hygiene is a common cause of blepharitis in children and teens.

The multi-factorial causes made treatment very difficult. However, understanding what causes and avoiding agents that may trigger an episode is valuable in prevention.

If you’re struggling with chronic blepharitis. In that case, wearing contacts should be avoided, especially if you’re in the middle of a flare-up. Diet Changes Because blepharitis is often a chronic condition, it may be in your best interest to make some long-term diet changes.

Home Treatment

Blepharitis usually responds quickly to home treatments like warm compresses, eyelid massage, and warm water rinse.

Treating dry eyes and meibomian glands together to ensure full recovery and future prevention. TheraLife has a complete solution to your dry eye problems for blepharitis relief. 

Good hygiene is one of the most critical treatments  For example, to soften debris and oils on the lid, apply a warm wet compress to the eyes for ten minutes a couple of times a day.

After the warm compress loosens up the debris, clean the eyelids with a cotton ball or cotton swab with an over-the-counter cleanser for the eyes after warm compress. We highly recommend Avenova. 

We recommend that you do not wear makeup until it is totally under control.  However, this may not be possible for today’s modern woman.

Switching from contact lenses to glasses, even temporarily, will help. The key treatment is to keep the eyelids clean and free of dirt or other irritants.

Topical or oral treatments to fight the bacteria.. Once you know the offending agent – bacteria, mites, etc., it becomes much easier to avoid the irritant, and  treatment becomes more successful.

They add omega-3 fatty acids, intense light treatment on the glands, and even thermal lid massage successfully in  treatment.

Some cases of it is caused by mites on your eyelashes. In this case, use Tea Tree Oil based eyelid cleanser.

How can Theralife Help?

Finally, adding TheraLife eye capsules as blepharitis treatment and dry eye treatment is a must!

By promoting the production of your healing tears, natural dry eye relief is possible.

End dry eye pain and discomfort by getting to the root of the problem.

TheraLife can assist you in cutting your dependence on eye drops while restoring your vision. End your eye pain today with TheraLife!


Stop blepharitis with TheraLife. Oral treatment that works.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get rid of blepharitis fast?

First line of treatment for blepharitis is warm compress and eyelid cleansing.  If you treat your dry eyes at the same time, like TheraLife Eye capsules, you can get rid of your blepharitis and prevent it from recurrence.

What is the best ointment for blepharitis?

The best oitment for blepharitis is anti-biotic oitment like erythromycine, azithromycin.  Your doctor might also prescribe a steroid drop.

How long does blepharitis take to clear up?

Blepharitis should clear up within 2 weeks unless it is becoming chronic.  This is why treating the root cause, which is dry eye is critical for blepharitis total recovery.

How do you get rid of blepharitis on your eyelid?

The most effective way to remove the crusty  sticky build up on your eyelid from blepharitis is to use a wet hot compress, massage your eyelid, followed by Avenova eyelid cleanser.  Leave the eyelid cleanser on, do not wash off.

How do I know if I’ve got blepharitis?

First sign of blepharitis is crusty sticky build up on your eyelids upon awake in the morning.  Your eyelids may stuck together and you have to use water to clean and pry them open.  You can damage your cornea in the process.  Your eyes will be red, your eyelids swollen and red.


Blepharitis, with its symptoms of swollen, red, itchy eyelids, is never fun. However, in most cases, blepharitis is a condition that you can manage. If you can treat any underlying issues, and you practice good eyelid hygiene, you’ll likely have fewer flare-ups.


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