Blepharitis and Meibomianitis

Blepharitis and Meibomianitis


Our eyes are extremely delicate, yet they can be subjected to harsh conditions and other environmental factors that affect their health. One of the problems that can affect our eyes is an accumulation of dirt, debris and bacteria on the eyelids. This can cause a range of issues, including stopping tear film from reaching the eyes and being properly dispersed over their surface – which is necessary to keep them healthy and comfortable. 

Blepharitis is characterized by the inflammation of the eyelids, which causes them to become red, swollen and itchy. Although the condition is not usually serious, it can lead to further problems if it isn’t treated.

Symptoms of blepharitis include:

  • Sore eyes

  • Itchy eyes

  • A gritty, irritated feeling affecting the eyes

  • Redness

  • Flakes or crustiness around the roots of the eyelashes

  • Eyelids that stick together when you wake up in the morning


If you are suffering from the symptoms of blepharitis, dry eyes or eye allergies and feel that you would benefit from dry eye treatment, please contact our team to schedule a consultation appointment.

Blepharitis and Meibomianitis


Meibomianitis is a chronic condition that affects the meibomian glands in the eyelids. These glands are responsible for producing the oily layer of tears that helps to lubricate the eyes. When the meibomian glands become inflamed or blocked, it can lead to symptoms such as dry eyes, redness, and discomfort. The condition is often caused by a combination of factors, including bacterial infection, hormonal changes, and poor eyelid hygiene. Treatment options for meibomianitis include warm compresses, eyelid hygiene, and in some cases, antibiotics or other medications. It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you may have meibomianitis, as early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent complications and improve symptoms.