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Managing dry eye and blepharitis

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10 minute module

MANAGING DRY EYE AND BLEPHARITIS

Dry eye is a common chronic condition that is estimated to affect around 1 in 5 people aged over 45,1 and 1 in 3 over 65.2 There is a link between dry eye and blepharitis (which affects the eyelids), as the glands in the eyelid play a role in effective tear formation, and many people with blepharitis also develop dry eye symptoms.

Objectives

  • Recognise and understand the link between dry eye and blepharitis
  • Identify when to refer customers
  • Help customers manage their dry eye and blepharitis

References are available at the end of the module.
Date: March 2020

Produced by Thea Pharmaceuticals working together with CIG Healthcare Partnership.
© 2020 CIG Healthcare Partnership.

Originally Published by Pharmacy Magazine



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