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The Pharmaceutical Journal hosts round table discussion on the management of dry eye in community pharmacy


Demodex mite infestation of the eye lash follicles should be the first step in treatment of dry eye. It is easily and safely achieved by the application of Vaseline to the base of the eye lashes and follicles every night for a few weeks. This prevents the males from mating and hence breaks the life cycle. This has implications not only for dry eye, but also allergic nasal conditions and severe eczema. Demodex infestation is reported to be present in up to 100% of older people but also in children. I would be more than happy to present my logic based theory and experience to the panel. Thank you. Diana Fletcher.

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29 APR 2016

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