Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common, often persistent inflammation of the eyelid. It is often underdiagnosed and a source of discomfort for patients. It may begin in early childhood and continue through life or develop at a later age. The condition is more common in people who have:

  • Oily skin
  • Dandruff
  • Dry eyes
  • Rosacea

Symptoms of Blepharitis

  • Redness of the eyelids
  • Itching
  • Ocular irritation
  • Discharge, especially in the mornings
  • Styes
  • Granulated eyelids

Treatment for Blepharitis

While Blepharitis can rarely be cured, it can usually be treated and controlled through:

  • Warm washcloth applied to eyelids
  • Eyelid gland compressions
  • Artificial tears
  • Cleaning the eyelids regularly
  • Eye drops
  • Medications including antibiotics, steroids or immunomodulators
  • Supplements suchs as omega-3 supplements

If you are suffering from inflamed eyelids, contact us today to schedule an eye exam to explore your treatment options.

 

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