Demodex Based Issues

Eye Mites Treatment: A New Solution for an Old Cause

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Eye mites -known as Demodex- are a potential reason for various dermatological and ocular  problems. This article reviews the eye-related complications caused by Demodex mites and offers a new solution to help with eye mites treatment. Stay with Ozidex.

"The mites sit head down, tails up, with the tails aligned along the lash at the root....Often there is columnar dandruff or cylindrical cuffing. If you rock the lash from side to side and pull, you'll see the tails spread out along the base of the lash like little bristles. When you pull the lash, often the mites stay in the follicle, and you have to dip the lash back down into the follicle to get some of the mites onto the lash for evaluation."

Dr. Safran

The above quote is Dr. Safran’s personal observation of eye mites; the report, most people cannot accept until they see eye mites: “Until you show them the mites moving under the microscope. When they see that, they’re ready to listen.” said Dr. Safran.

Let’s know more about eye mites and go through their lives before talking about eye mites treatment.


What Is an Eye Mite?

For starters, eye mite, or Demodex, is a tiny parasite usually found on our skin, less prevalent in kids and more common in the aged.

Luckily, being microscopic prevents us from recognizing them in the mirror every day. However, when their symptoms rise, you notice they are there; that’s when it is too late to prevent.

Demodexin is not like dust that you can wipe out by washing; they breathe on the skin, append themselves to the lashes, develop and multiply. The fact is they remain on you rent-free! 

They are like crowded residents that you can barely kick out.


Demodex mites varieties

There are about 65 species of Demodex, but human eye mites are just two species: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis; the only Demodex mites exist in humankind.

These two kinds of mites normally live in groups. They are in the skin’s pores: 

D.folliculorum is largely in the follicles, whereas D.Brevis in the oil glands. They feed primarily on skin greases.

As eyelashes protrude from the skin’s pores, they are a comfortable shelter for them to last.

Let’s see what harm Demodex mites do to your eyes and address eye mites treatment.



Demodex Mites Complications

Although Demodex eye disorder may be asymptomatic, some health issues are connected with a great number of Demodex:

  • Blepharitis
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Keratitis
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival inflammation

In addition to the preceding, other refractory eye problems can also be provoked by Demodex:

Itchy eyes

“In any type of ocular inflammation where the condition is refractory, doctors need to consider Demodex as a causative agent”

Tseng, M.D., director of the Ocular Surface Center and medical director, Ocular Surface Research & Education Foundation at TissueTech, Miami

Blepharitis

Research has revealed that individuals with blepharitis may have eye mite 2.5 times higher than others. This meaningful relationship shows the role of Demodex mites in this eye-related issue. Also, Demodex therapy usually fixes the blepharitis symptoms.

Blepharitis is a common type of eyelid swelling that concurrently affects both eyelids, is difficult to treat, and generally returns. Symptoms include:

Blepharitis
  • Teary eyes
  • Eye sensitivity to light
  • Oily-look eyelid
  • Inflammation and redness of the eyes and eyelids
  • Burning sensation in eyes
  • Cylindrical dandruff at the lashes-base
  • Itchy eyelids
  • Red eyes
  • Frequent blinking 
  • Sticky eyelids
  • Unusual growth of eyelashes (misdirected eyelashes)
  • Eyelashes falling

If you need more information about Demodex mite and blepharitis, read this article.

 

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian glands are oil glands found inside the eyelids. Several of them are in both the upper and lower eyelids, and their ducts end at the edge of eyelids, where eyelashes come out. Meibomian glands are not the same as sebaceous glands, which are present in all skin pores. The sebaceous glands are located at the roots of the hair and close to the surface, while the meibomian glands are deeper inside the eyelids and close to the conjunctiva.

Meibomian glands secrete a mixture of oil that blends tears to spread on the eye surface. If this oil is absent or low inflow, the aqueous tear layer dries quickly, and the eyes surface dries out.

Thus, the most common complication in meibomian gland disorders is dry eye, along with burning sensation, inflammation, foreign body sensation, and redness in the eyelid and conjunctiva.

Demodex – particularly Demodex brevis – can physically block the gland’s ducts and prevent secretions from escaping. Furthermore, the toxic agents they release and the bacteria they carry on/in their bodies can induce inflammation, leading to vents blockage. 

Treating eye mites can help to solve this issue.


Keratitis

Keratitis or corneal inflammation is swelling of the eye surface layer. This complication is usually co-occurred by pain and blurred vision. 

The superficial type affects only the cornea’s outer layer, while the interstitial type influences the deeper layers.

Keratitis is usually due to virus, bacteria, ischemia, allergies, nutritional deficiencies, tear flow problems, trauma, and cornea exposure to air.

As discussed, Demodex mites can lead to dry eyes by disrupting the meibomian glands’ function. They also carry harmful microorganisms that can harm the cornea. The toxic substances they secrete are also a concern.



Chalazion

A chalazion is a little bulge on the edge or near the edge of the eyelid, under the skin. This eye issue is due to the blockage of the oil glands outlet duct.

A chalazion may get inflamed initially, making pain and redness that resembles sty. However, after a while, the pain and redness go, and a swollen mass remains.

The bulge size is not fixed and may slowly get larger or more petite. Sometimes, chalazion emerges only as a mass and is not followed by pain and redness.

As discussed above, Demodex may obstruct the oil glands’ duct; thus may play a role in creating chalazion.

Chalazion

Conjunctivitis

The conjunctiva is a thin, glassy layer that covers the whites of the eyes (sclera) as well as the inside of the eyelids.

Conjunctivitis is a swelling of this layer that happens due to infection or non-infection matters. The most prevalent non-infectious cause is seasonal allergies. On the other hand, the infectious type is because of bacteria and viruses.

The Demodex mite can cause conjunctival inflammation through its harmful bacteria. Eye mite treatment may help to treat this eye problem if caused by these mites.

 

Traditionals Eye Mites Treatment

Doctors use a mixture of techniques to treat problems caused by eye mites:

  • Local ointments to trap Demodex so that they could not crawl and multiply
  • Eye scrubs
  • Tea tree oil
  • Antibiotics to kill the bacteria carried on/in the mite
  • Advice on personal hygiene

“The tea tree oil is probably not the last word on killing [Demodex], but it’s better than anything else we have right now.”

Dr. Safran

However, typical Demodex therapies, while effective, can rarely eliminate them:

  • Tea tree oil consumption in full density and for a long term – which is required to remove all Demodex generations- dries the skin and reduces skin barrier resistance against pathogens.
  • Although antibiotics kill bacteria, they do not harm their carrier, Demodex mite.
  • Scrubs can only eliminate surface Demodex mites, while most eye mites and their eggs are deep under the surface.

To eliminate eye mites, you require a unique strategy along with a spectacular product.



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New Solution for an Old Cause: Procutin

OZiDEX is a skincare company with the mission of solving Demodex mites-based issues.

Our product, PROCUTiN is a unique mixture of natural and herbal ingredients that kill Demodex mites and neutralize harmful bacteria and substances on/in its body.

PROCUTiN destroys Demodex not only on the body, but also on environmental surfaces and fabrics, thus stopping them from jumping to others.

You can use this unique OZiDEX product on all parts of the body to help resolve all the issues related to Demodex mite. Demodex clinical protests in eye, skin, and hair will diminish by killing this parasite, and that’s how OZiDEX helps you with these issues. 

In addition to product, OZiDEX provides you with a protocol that supports you in controlling all aspects of your life that affect the growth of the mites.

Using PROCUTiN for an appropriate period along with obeying the protocol helps you to get rid of eye mites and their symptoms.

Although harsh with Demodex, our product is soft on your skin and, unlike tea tree oil, is harmless for long-term use.

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