October 14, 2011
Blepharitis – hints
caused by staphylococcal bacteria. Staphylococci are becoming increasingly resistant to many commonly used antibiotics including penicillins, macrolides such as erythromycin, tetracyclines and aminoglycosides.
I recommend the gentle Foaming Eyelid Cleanser by Ocusoft, because it doesn't dry the skin and it doesn't damage the ocular surface if it gets into the eye. [Source]
\There is no "cure" for blepharitis, because the causative agent will always be on the skin. Good hygiene practices, such as washing the eyelids, generally will keep it under control.
Royal Eye and Ear Hospital blepharitis fact sheet (PDF)
This recommends baby shampoo/ bicarbonate of soda.
However, the following website says that's not a good idea:
Optometrists are doing 'more harm than good' by advising patients to employ home-made treatments such as baby shampoo or bicarb scrubs for lid and lash conditions.
Independent West Country OO Sarah Farrant said that some practices were doing more harm than good by advising patients to use baby shampoo or bicarbonate of soda to wipe lids and lashes. 'Baby shampoo is about as disruptive to the lipid as you can get.' She also cautioned against the use of bicarb describing it as: 'the lesser of two evils'
Bicarbonate of soda
How much? Use a teaspoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in a pint of boiled water: this solution can be used over a week if refridgerated. [Source]
Antibiotics etc. see this
Azasite See this