A guide to the Clinitas eye care regime to help reduce the symptoms of dry eye disease

August 14, 2019

Dry Eye Syndrome
Or dry eye disease, 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 (red and swollen) and irritated.

You may have dry eyes if your eyes are:
Itchy, sore, gritty and red and you suffer from blurry vision, sensitivity to light or excessive eye watering.

There a millions who suffer with dry eye disease everyday and they know how painful, uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be.
But what is the best way to treat the symptoms of dry eyes, blepharitis and the associated discomfort?

What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids which affects the edges (margins) of the eyelids. It is not usually serious, but may become
an uncomfortable, irritating problem. Blepharitis is typically chronic (persistent) and both eyes are usually affected.

What is MGD?
MGD is the most common form of lid margin disease. In the early stages, patients are often asymptomatic, but if left unmanaged, MGD
can cause, or exacerbate, dry eye symptoms and eyelid inflammation. The oil glands become blocked with thickened secretions. Chronically
clogged glands eventually become unable to secrete oil which results in permanent changes in the tear film and cause dry eyes.

Tear glands and tear ducts

Dry eyes are caused by a lack of adequate tears being produced by the Lacrimal Gland and Meibomian glands.

Your tears are a complex mixture of water, fatty oils and mucus.

This mixture helps make the surface of your eyes smooth and clear, and it helps protect your eyes from infection.

In some cases of dry eye and blepharitis heating of the eyelid margins increases the ability to clear ducts and residue.
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For blepharitis and dry eye use a daily routine for optimum results;
  • Clinitas Hot Eye Compress in the morning (heat-massage-cleanse)

  • Clinitas drops throughout the day as needed

  • Clinitas Hot Eye Compress in the evening (heat-massage-cleanse)

  • Clinitas Hydrate at bedtime if required

Routine for ongoing treatment to prevent acute symptoms and maintain comfort;
  • Clinitas drops throughout the day as needed

  • Clinitas Hot Eye Compress twice a week (heat-massage-cleanse)

  • Clinitas Hydrate at bedtime if required

Clinitas Hot Eye Compress

For Blepharitis / MGD we recommend you try the Clinitas Hot Eye Compress

A hot eye compress to help relax away the symptoms of...dry eye disease, MGD (Blepharitis) and chalazion (Eyelid Cysts), and the associated symptoms of grittiness, irritation and sore eyes.

The combination of warming, massage, cleansing and lubrication is the best way to tackle blepharitis, eye lid crusting and blocked meibomian glands (MGD) tear ducts.

Gentle heating of the eyelid margins has proven to be the most effective and gentle way of removing congealed and hardened deposits around the meibomian glands. The warmth softens the naturally produced oil helping prevent discomfort and helps maintain a healthy tear layer.


  • HEAT

    Heating of the eyelids - do this by using the Clinitas Hot Eye Compress allowing the buttery oil to melt and become liquid again.

    It is important to correctly massage and cleanse the melted oil from the glands in the eyelid that have been softened by the Clinitas Hot Eye Compress. Follow our guide for further information.

    After cleaning regime lubricate on a regular basis with one of the various Clinitas eye drops on offer.

    Clinitas Eye Drops

    Clinitas Soothe Eye Drops

    For persistent dry eyes we recommend you try Clinitas Soothe (unit dose) and Clinitas Soothe Multi (multi-dose) to help alleviate dry eye symptoms.

    Both products contain 0.4% sodium hyaluronate, are preservative free and are suitable for contact lens user.

    Add Hydrate for overnight use

    Clinitas Hydrate is a gel and can be used with Clinitas Soothe to keep eyes comfortable overnight. Its provided in a 10g tube.


    The information contained on this web page is intended as general guidance only. It should not be relied upon as a basis for any ophthalmological medical therapy plan. Please speak to a eye healthcare professional if you have any concerns. Always read the product leaflets before use.

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