What are blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction?

Blepharitis literally means ‘inflamed eyelids’. It can be the skin area around the eyelashes that is inflamed, or the area around the oil-producing (meibomian) glands, or both. It is a chronic condition that can be controlled, but not often cured. Blepharitis is not an eye infection, but you can have it alongside other eye infections.

Meibomian glands are tiny glands situated along both eyelids, just under the eyelashes and there are about twenty to forty on both the upper and lower eye lids. The meibomian glands produce a clear, oily liquid called meibum that forms the upper lipid layer of the tears enabling them to spread and hold the tears in the eye. These bland can become blocked, leading to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)

Blephasteam® for the management of blepharitis and MGD

How can Blephasteam® help with blepharitis?

Tear quality is improved by unblocking the meibomian glands, which in turn has positive benefits for eye health, vision and comfort. Blephasteam® was designed in collaboration with eye care specialists, based on scientific studies by Dr JR Fuller that suggest daily application of heat and humidity has a beneficial effect on various MGD conditions.

Blephasteam® is a unique medical device that delivers controlled moisture levels and heat therapy to help relieve symptoms associated with meibomian gland dysfunction.


Unique design delivering sustained controlled heat

Convenient and easy-to-use – 10 minutes twice daily

Preserves blink quality

Scientifically proven by an independent body to improve tear quality, decrease tear evaporation and improve vision

CE marked medical device

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