Causes of Blepharitis/Conjunctivitis and Dry Eyes

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Have you been diagnosed with dry eyes?  Are you using eye drops constantly, warm compress,  eye lid cleaning, your eyes are still red, dry, and Theralife- eye-enhanced irritable. What is going on?

Red eyes can be caused by:

Chronic Dry Eye Syndrome:

Red eyes is a typical chronic dry eye syndrome, in addition to feeling dry, tired, irritated, light sensitive, sandy gritty, and in severe causes, watery.


Conjunctivitis is caused by an infection- either bacterial or viral. Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotic eye drops or ointment. Viral infections runs through a 14 day cycle and stop.  For herpes infections, please consult your physician. Acyclovir (Valtrex) is  the treatment of choice for ocular herpes.


Blepharitis is a condition caused by inflammation of the eye lids. Meibomian glands (produce tear thickness located on the upper and lower eye lids ) is often involved. Common causes include rosacea, dandruff, sometimes allergies, bacterial growth or growth of mites on the eye lashes. Warm compress twice daily, eye lid cleaning followed by gentle massage of both upper and lower eye lids are highly recommended. Unfortunately, blepharitis tend to recur. Eye lid hygiene is key to keep it at bay.

Symptoms of blepharitis are similar to red dry eyes – red, blurry vision, watery, irritated, tired, light sensitivity and often wake up with a crusting on the eyelashes.

TheraLife Eye is effective in reducing inflammation and restore tear flow for chronic dry eye relief. Often people with chronic dry eyes also have blepharitis. Treating chronic dry eyes reduces the inflammation, and also helps to reduce the recurrence of blepharitis. It is highly recommended that those who have blepharitis stay on TheraLife Eye long term to increase the rate of success.

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