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What is Dry Eye?
What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is one of the most common eye disorders in the UK, accounting for an estimated 1 in 20 eye problems seen by GPs. It is more common in people over 40. Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids. Oils and other products normally secreted by the eye and eyelids build up on the lid surface and eyelashes resulting in eye irritation and often redness.

The typical symptoms of blepharitis are:

According to the Eyecare Trust about 20 percent of people in the UK suffer from dry eye, rising to 50 percent in those over 65.

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when the eyes do not make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.

This leads to the eyes drying out and becoming inflamed and irritated.

The symptoms of dry eye usually include:

Blepharitis & Dry Eye Clinic

All our staff have received specialist training in the treatment and management of blepharitis and dry eye. In our blepharitis and dry eye clinics:


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