The practice of William Richheimer, MD.
Welcome to Mile High Eye Institute, a world class eye care facility right here in Denver. We serve the Denver metro area as well as the surrounding communities with multiple locations. Our Mission is to always provide the most advanced and complete medical/surgical care for the eye. Using the latest technology and most advanced surgical techniques, we strive for our patients to have the best vision possible and perfect surgical outcomes. Our doctors have the training and experience required to treat the most complex anterior segment diseases of the eye.
- One of the most common signs of blepharitis is meibomian gland dysfunction.
- Meibomian glands play an important role in keeping the surface of the eye healthy.
- In blepharitis these glands become blocked and function poorly.
- Warm compresses use a combination of heat and gentle massage to open the meibomian glands up and allow them to function properly again.
Instructions: Heat warm compress in the microwave for approximately 30-60 seconds (The warm compress should NOT be hot to the touch. Care should be taken when heating in the microwave). For a period of 10 minutes the compress should be placed lightly on the closed eye and gentle massage should be applied to the eye with the compress. This should be done twice a day or as indicated by your eye care provider.
- Blepharitis can cause a buildup of debris along the eyelids as well as at the base of your eyelashes.
- This debris can cause irritation as well as the eyelashes to be stuck together upon waking up in the morning.
- Lid scrubs allow you to keep your eyelids clean and free from this irritating buildup of debris.
Instructions: It is our recommendation that lid scrubs be used in conjunction with warm compresses as the two work together well in treating blepharitis and maintaining a healthy eyelid/ocular surface. Following your warm compress regimen it is recommended that you use a lid scrub to gently wipe along your eyelid margin and eyelash area.
- Your eye care provider may also recommend either an oral or topical antibiotic to complement your lid hygiene therapy.