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Lid Scrubs

Lid Scrubs

The purpose for doing lid scrubs is to keep the lids clean of debris and bacteria and to help stimulate the meibomian gland secretions. It is used in the treatment of dry eye and blepharitis.

There are many commercially available products to use when cleaning the lids. These products are convenient to use and easy to take with you when traveling. A less expensive option is the use of “no tears” baby shampoo on a washcloth.

  • Put your finger inside a moist washcloth and add several drops of baby shampoo. 

  • Close your eyes and gently rub your lashes with your finger as if you were scratching an itch. 5 or 6 rubs should be adequate.

  • Rinse your eyes with warm water.

Lid scrubs should be done daily.