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What is hypochlorous acid? Hypochlorous acid is a bactericidal component of the immune system. This means that when your immune system comes across pathogens it actually releases hypochlorous acid to help kill the bacteria. Results from lab studies have showed that a stabilized hypochlorous acid is very fast-acting broad-spectrum against microorganisms found in the external ocular flora, which is just your skin on your eyelid surface and this includes MRSA, or methyl methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. Plus it has the ability to disrupt biofilm. Biofilm harbors bacteria and it's a collection of...

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  Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, also known as MGD or Posterior Blepharitis, is where the meibomian glands in your eyelids are not working like they should.  The meibum (oil) that these glands produce is used to moisturize and lubricate the eye.  So without meibum your eyes will feel dry, irritated, gritty, and dry eye syndrome will develop.  Dry eye is just a manifestation in a continuum of diseases starting with inflammation in the body, and with the eyelids, blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.   There are many ways to treat meibomian gland dysfunction naturally and...

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Eyelid Hygiene What is the best non-irritating eyelid cleanser for blepharitis and dry eye? We are biased here, but our Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser and Avenova are the two best. Avenova is not our company, but Heyedrate Lid and Lash Cleanser is. Very similar products. They both have Hypochlorous acid in them. Ours has electrolyzed water and then table salt in it and it has a two year shelf life. We prescribe it for patients 2x a day, making it very easy to use. I spray it directly on...

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I was told that I can use baby shampoo on my eyelids. Is this correct? This is something that we tell our patients never to do; it was recommended a lot a couple years ago, but now there are just much better products out there. Baby shampoo has a detergent in it, it’s a soap basically, and so it can actually irritate your eyelids and irritate your eyelashes and your eyes. What we always recommend is a Hypochlorous acid cleanser. Whether it’s ours or the prescription, it doesn’t matter. If...

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Eyelid Scrubs and Lid Hygiene for Blepharitis and Demodex What is the purpose of eyelid scrubs? Eyelid scrubs are for blepharitis, which is when your eyelids have an overgrowth of bacteria. Usually Staphylococcus aureus, this normal bacteria lives on your eyelids and can become overgrown. If this bacteria becomes overgrown, it will actually create too much toxic waste for your eyelids to handle. This causes a lot of irritation on your eyelids, which is when your eyelids become red and inflamed and that’s when it goes up into your eye itself....

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 Dr. Jenna Zigler Discusses Why You Should Never Use Baby Shampoo Dr. Jenna Zigler goes over why you should STOP using baby shampoo for blepharitis & on your eyelids. Baby Shampoo- Contains harsh chemicals- Throws off the natural pH of your eyelids- Does not work for her patients- NO GuaranteeHeyedrate Eyelid & Lash Cleanser- No harsh chemicals - 3 natural, organic ingredients- Pure Hypochlorous Acid that your body makes naturally to fight blepharitis- Works VERY well for her patients- 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeClick here for more information: www.eyelovethesun.com     0:00:00.000,0:00:04.859hey...

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Demodex: What You Need to Know About Eyelash Mites   Have you ever heard of demodex? If not, you’re in for a surprise. Nearly every single person has small mites living in the skin of their eyelids. Unfortunately, the infestation of these mites can cause inflammation and can wreak havoc on your eyes. When demodex parasites nest in the eyelash follicles of your eyelids, they initiate an inflammatory response that leads to plugged meibomian glands and meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD. MGD is also closely associated with blepharitis, which occurs...

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