Hearing a lot about both black currant oil and evening primrose for Blepharitis...
The best thing for blepharitis is just lid hygeine. You can use the commercial wipes but they are more expensive. The best thing to use is several drops of tearless baby shampoo in a cup of warm water. Dip a q-tip in and clean along the lash line at least twice a day scrub lightly but try not to scratch the eye. Use one end of the q-tip for the upper lash and the other end to the lower lash line. This will keep bleph at bay. A chalazion is a blocked meibomian gland. The meibomian glands are a sebaceous gland that secretes a thick liquid that is an oil and mucus mix called sebum. This sebum helps keep the eye lubricated. If the area gets blocked the sebum will back up causing a non tender bump on the lid called a chalzion. If it gets infected it becomes a hordeolum and may get a 'head' on it like a pimple and become tender to touch. The best treatment for either chalazion or hordeolum is a warm compress several times a day to loosen the blockage an allow the sebum to flow properly. Using a compress prior to the lid hygeine may be beneficial to loosen debris prior to the lid scrub. That is really all you need. You go putting more oil in the area it may contribute to more blockage.
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