To say that ocular surface disease (OSD) is common is an understatement.

About half the patients seen in my private practice over a 22 year period had some form of OSD.  

With this in mind, eye cleanse TM was developed.

The 3 parts to this condition which are also interrelated to each other are 1)dry eye, 2)allergic eye disease and 3)blepharitis.

  1. Dry eye can be due to the aging process, side effects of certain medication, diseases like autoimmune Sjogren disease and Rheumatoid arthritis or localized eyelid conditions. Blepharitis can also cause dry eye and dry eye can be a cause of blepharitis.
  2. Allergies can be due to any number of environmental causes and made worse by blepharitis and dry eye.
  3. Blepharitis is usually associated with bacterial overgrowth or mites called Demodex. Luckily for us, there is some overlap in solving ocular surface disease. 

One of the main ways to handle all surface disease of the eyes is by keeping them clean (eye lid hygiene), lubricating with over the counter lubricants and handling the inflammation. If your condition is persistent, your eye doctor may need to prescribe an antibiotic or cortisone ointment or drops for a while.


The symptoms of ocular surface disease including blepharitis are dry, itchy, scratchy, teary, red and sore eyes. Really unpleasant to live with!


We trust our eyelid cleansers completely. They were developed by me in association with my cofounder and friend, pharmacist at Sandhurst Eye Centre,  Christine, and a team of chemists in South Africa. I tested the cleansers on 60 of my patients who suffered from red, sore, scratchy eyes and all of them reported an improvement in symptoms after just one or two uses. Comments like ‘my eyes feel soothed and fresh’ and ‘I’m already feeling more comfortable’ were the order of the day.

Using the eye cleanse TM gel or foam daily and rinsing thoroughly with water afterwards is the first step to healthier, happier eyes. 

Yours in eye health

Dr Chrissie