Thermal cure for itchy eyes
Barbara Lantin talks to one of the first patients in the UK to try out a long-lasting solution for blepharitis
A new procedure that cures dry eye syndrome is being trialled on patients at a UK hospital in what is the first long-term treatment for the condition.
The technique is suitable for anybody who has a problem with the meibomian glands, tiny organs in the eyelid that produce oil to lubricate the eye.
When these glands fail, tears evaporate too quickly. The eyes then become dry, itchy and gritty. Blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelids, usually develops which means the lids become red, swollen and sore. Styes are also a complication.......
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