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    Blephasol

    Couple of questions about Blephasol:

    1. How do you use it? Can you simply put a drop into each eye and that's you done, or do you have to apply it to a Q-Tip or something and then clean your lid margins with it?

    2. How do you buy it in Canada?

    3. Does it help people who have meibomian gland dysfunction in addition to blepharitis?

    4. I've noticed that the Spectrum Théa designs products that targets blepharitis. Is there a company that targets meibomian gland dysfunction?

    Thank you very much to anyone who can answer these questions!

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    Blephasol is a cleansing gel for the eye lid edges and is just used to remove the debris and clean the eye lashes in case of blehparitis. So at the end it's just a more expensive substitute for baby shampoo
    For MGD you need to use hot compresses on top of lid cleansing as you might know already, to make the meibum liquid again.
    For easier application of warmth Théa has also developped Blephasteam Googles which are rather expensive (200 bucks for me *sigh*)

    The only thing I can't tell you is how to order this stuff
    It's freely distributed in my country and I can order it from any pharmacy.
    (I use eye drops and Blephagel from them)

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    Schatten, do you know the difference between Blephasol and Blephagel?

    I'm guessing Blephasol is a cleanser like TheraTears Sterilid and Ocusoft while Blephagel is applied as kind of a moisturizer (no rinsing afterward)?

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    They're both cleansers for the eye lids and lid margins. While harmless I'd avoid contact with the eyes because at least Blephagel stings like mad. It's down to personal preference what to use. I just use Blephagel because my doctor adviced it

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    You can find out about each product from here:

    http://www.blepha-store.co.uk/acatal...Blephasol.html

    Reviews are positive; I use Blephasol and Blephagel. The consultant advised Blephasol because of my sensitive eyes and it doesn't need to rinsed off.

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    I've been using Blephasol for around two months and I'm very happy with it. I used it after receiving a recommendation on this board (I used to use baby shampoo). I live in the UK and ordered it from Amazon.
    Likewise, the optometrist I saw last week said Blephasol is good because it doesn't need to be rinsed off. Regarding how to apply it, I think it says in the instructions to put a bit on a cotton pad then apply it. But I put a few drops on a Q-tip then apply it, so that I use less of the liquid (to make it last longer). Plus an ophthamologist I saw a few months ago said he preferred Q-tips to using pads as you have greater control over application of a product (whichever product you use).
    On a related note, the optometrist last week gave me a sample of a new eyedrop that has only been on the market since April, called Thealoz - it is made by the same company who produce Blephasol. I haven't yet tried the new eyedrop but will report back on it when I do.
    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijon84 View Post
    I've been using Blephasol for around two months and I'm very happy with it. I used it after receiving a recommendation on this board (I used to use baby shampoo). I live in the UK and ordered it from Amazon.
    Likewise, the optometrist I saw last week said Blephasol is good because it doesn't need to be rinsed off. Regarding how to apply it, I think it says in the instructions to put a bit on a cotton pad then apply it. But I put a few drops on a Q-tip then apply it, so that I use less of the liquid (to make it last longer). Plus an ophthamologist I saw a few months ago said he preferred Q-tips to using pads as you have greater control over application of a product (whichever product you use).
    On a related note, the optometrist last week gave me a sample of a new eyedrop that has only been on the market since April, called Thealoz - it is made by the same company who produce Blephasol. I haven't yet tried the new eyedrop but will report back on it when I do.
    Hope this helps.
    So Blephasol is liquid and not a foam?

    There's definitely much better control with a q-tip than a cotton pad. You become even better with time as well.

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    Blephasol is a liquid.

    I saturate a cotton bud (Q-tip) and dab it along the edge of the lid, making sure that the eyelash roots get a good soaking. In the absence of cotton buds, I smear it along (closed) eyes using finger tips - and leave it.

    Whenever I have used a foam, I tend to be too aggressive in getting the stuff to `bubble up'. This doesn't do my poor lids any good at all so it's best that I am not tempted,

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    Cool, Cool. Thank you everyone. I think you've addressed all my questions about Blephasol. The only thing I'm still wondering about is:

    4. I've noticed that the Spectrum Théa designs products that targets blepharitis. Is there a company that targets meibomian gland dysfunction?

    Thanks so much!

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    Thanks for the response irish eyes.

    Tankie, they're for both blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction (also known as posterior blepharitis) as many other companies are.

    There are three main treatments for mgd that most people use, warm compresses (rice baggy, just a towel, eye bag, eye spa pad, blephasteam, etc.) and massages, eyelid (margin) cleaning (Supranettes, TheraTears Sterilid, Ocusoft, Blephasol, baby shampoo, etc.), and omega3 supplements.

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