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Focussing on Blepharitis - What makes Chrissanthie different?

Here in South Africa there has been a marked increase in the awareness around Blepharitis and we are so incredibly pleased that in both the Beauty, as well as the Healthcare sectors, people are taking this disease, and the management thereof, very seriously.

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We often get asked the % of ingredients in our unique eyelid cleanser, and especially tea tree.

Because of its revolutionary formulation, we don't divulge the percentage of our ingredients, but we can tell you the following:

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Dr Chrissie Cockinos, well known Ophthalmolgist and Co-founder of Chrissanthie Cosmetics, talks about eyelid health and the importance of keeping those eyelids and eyelash extensions really clean. Be sure to watch all the way - especially from 8 minutes onwards where she discusses Lash Extensions in geater detail.

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Blepharitis is an infection of the eyelids and eyelash follicles and is due to bacteria called Staphylococcus or sometimes parasitic mites called Demodex. It is the commonest cause of red, scratchy, dry eyes and eye specialists see it all the time. You will not know what the cause of your red, scratchy, dry eyes is until you have been examined by an eye specialist or optometrist at a slit lamp (microscope).

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Eyelash Extensions, Blepharitis and You

If you wear eyelash extensions, you'll no doubt have been told by your Lash Technician how important it is to cleanse and brush your lashes every single day. This is important, not only to keep the natural lashes and lash extensions in good condition, but also to keep your eyelids pristinely clean, healthy and reduce the risk of bacterial infections.

Do I have Blepharitis?

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Did you know that there are many causes of a red eye?
Some are benign and clear spontaneously, like a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This usually doesn't cause pain but looks scary!

Abrasions can be very very painful and need to be treated by an ophthalmologist as severe corneal complications such as ulcers can occur.

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There are many causes for red eyes. Some are less serious than others.

Quite a few associated symptoms need to be taken into account when looking to diagnose why someone has red eyes. If one's vision is decreased or there is sensitivity to light or a discharge coming out the eye, then an ophthalmologist needs to be consulted as soon as possible. There could be something serious such as uveitis or infective (viral or bacterial ) conjunctivitis present, or even an ulcer on the cornea and all these conditions need urgent medical treatment.

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Allergies are a very common problem seen in ophthalmology and general practice.

In terms of your eyes, allergies cause watery eyes, itchiness and stinging or burning of the eyes. Many different causes for allergies are seen but among the commonest is pollen from just about any tree, grass or plant.

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Causes and treatment methods:

Dark circles around the eyes are a universal problem. There are many causes cited for the development of dark circles and they can occur as a result of ageing or even in childhood.

Although there is a definite genetic predisposition to this condition, other causes can be related to allergies, for example, hay fever, sinusitis, fatigue and even certain medical conditions relating to the liver and kidney. Puffiness and swelling around the eye may also be due to oor circulation of de-oxygenated blood, resulting in a dark, bruised look.

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