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Hot Compresses

Warm Compresses

Warm compresses are a great way to treat posterior blepharitis. Not only is it extremely relaxing, but the heat softens the oils within the glands allowing them to flow as they should. It is also advisable to massage your glands after using the hot compresses to “milk” the oils out thus unblocking the glands. A minimum of 10 minutes is required to adequately soften the oils. To keep the washcloth warm, you can either wrap it around a chemical hand warmer (you can find them at sporting goods stores) or around a clean sock that has been filled with dry, raw rice and placed it in a microwave for 30 - 45 seconds.