EyeBag

EyeBag.

This is a product we recommend to many of our dry eye patients. Principally it is to naturally treat Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. MGD.

Research shows 80% of patients suffering with dry eye have underlying blepharitis as a causative agent. The oil from the lid glands, thicken and drys out causing the lid scale so frequently apparent in the mornings.

The idea is that the Eyebag is heated in the microwave for 30 to 40 seconds and placed across the eyes for 8 to 10 minutes, after which the lids (upper and lower) are massaged to push out the thickened meibum (oil) from the glands and allow them to return to their normal oily texture.

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This can be done in severe cases twice daily or once in the evening. The Eyebag is filled with flax seeds that are small and dense, good to retain heat and also to dissipate this heat slowly.

The Eyebag has 2 different textures, silk and black velvet allowing for the patient to decide which they prefer.

EyeBag

EyeBag for Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction.

The silk side does mitigate more heat and is generally preferred by women. If you start with the black velvet side on the eyes, rotating the bag after a while, to this silk side, is advisable as the heat level reduces.
A UK ophthalmologist Teifi James designed and developed the Eyebag in the late 2000. This has been a really successful product due to the clean, easy to use method, and because it retains heat sufficiently long to be effective.

EyeBag

Eyebag for Dry Eye and Meibomian Gland Dysfuntion

 

 

 


The lids have a series of glands call the meibomian glands running along the inner upper and lower lid margins.
These glands produce fine, fluid oil which lubricates the front of the globe and the eyelid margins with each blink. When these glands malfunction, their oily secretions thicken, often blocking the ducts through which it is released onto the eye.

The common symptom being, the eyes feel gritty and as if there is something irritating them. The body reacts by producing tears from the lacrimal gland that sits above the eyeball under the eyebrow as if to wash out a foreign body from the eye. Patients will complain they have copious amounts of tears and it is excessive tearing is the main problem.

 

Tear Film Layers

The 3 layers of the tear film.

This lacrimal tear is aqueous in nature and make up only part of a normal tear film. The oil from the meibomian glands plays the crucial role of acting as an evaporative barrier to the loss of this aqueous layer.
The Eyebag heats these glands to effectively melts the thickened oil in the affected patient, increasing it’s ability to flow, dilated the ducts through which it travels and often unplugging long standing blockages.

Massaging the lids after each session, particularly initially, is crucial to it’s success and aiding the secretions to flow returning to normal state and function.
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  1. I LIVE IN LIMERICK ORELAND I HAVE SJORGRENS SYNDROME AND MY EYES ARRE DETERUIRATING BADLY THEY ARE TOO DRY I HAD A CHECJUP AT SPECSEAVERS A WEEK AGO BUT I HAVE TO SEE AN EYE SPECIALIST CAUSE NOW I CANT SEE READ OR WATCH TV EXT. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS EYE BAG HOW IT WORKS AND HOW LONG IT LASTS OR IF YOU HAVE TO KEEP REPLACING IT ECT,THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION DANIELA GRECH 0857770880

    • Daniela, thank you for your comment. The EyeBag, I recommend a lot and it tends to work very well for people that have difficulty with their lids, and thus the secretions that lubricate the tear film. The Eyebag was developed by a UK Specialist who designed it after many years of treating people with dry eye and lid disease. The EyeBag last 10 months generally when used daily. It is heated in the microwave for 30-40 secs and then rested across the eyes for 10 minutes. After this heat treatment it is important to message the lids to extract the oils. Sjogrens disease as you well know affects the secretions and generally the problem is to do with reduce tear quantity and often quality. To answer your question, the EyeBag would help any lids dysfunction but would not help you to produce more tears, an aqueous tear supplement would also be necessary for your condition. I hope this help you in some way.

    • Hi Mary, Apologies we missed this post, we charge €28 for the eyebag. Revert if you need further assistance
      we are running complimentary dry eye clinics in Sept in the Cork area if this is near you and of interested, revert for the details if relevant.
      Regards,

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