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What is Blepharitis?

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22
Feb
2012

What is Blepharitis

Blepharitis becomes especially important when we are looking to perform laser eye surgery, e.g. Z-LASIK. Blepharitis is linked with dryness of the eyes and should be treated before having vision correction, to increase the moisture over the cornea (which does temporarily become drier after treatment).

This LASIK post-op dryness recovers within 3-6 months, and is managed most often by the patient using artificial tear drops. The effects can be greatly helped by pre-treating any Blepharitis, which can sometimes take a few weeks, to help the recovery after laser eye correction.

If the Blepharitis is severe, then LASIK may not be an option at all. Your clinician can advise on all of these factors at the time of a pre-op consultation.

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