Blepharitis (blef-u-rahy-tis)

Blepharitis (blef-u-rahy-tis)

What is Blepharitis?Blepharitis is the medical term for inflammation of the eyelids

Blepharitis can either be anterior (on the outside front edge of the eyelids) or posterior (on the inner edge of the eyelids)

What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?

Burning sensation in the eyes/Gritty feeling in eyes

Tearing Itchy, red, swollen eyelids

Dry eyes Crusting eyelids or “dandruff” on the eyelids

In severe cases, blepharitis can lead to blurred vision, loss of eyelashes and inflammation in other parts of the eye

What Causes Blepharitis?

Blepharitis can be caused by hormones, nutrition, and infectious agents In anterior blepharitis, the main cause is either a bacterial infection or dandruff of the scalp area

It can also be caused by allergies In posterior blepharitis, the main cause is usually irregular oil production by the eyelid glands

This leads to bacterial growth

Acne and rosacea can also cause this type of blepharitis

When does Blepharitis Occur?

Blepharitis affects people of all ages

How is Blepharitis Diagnosed?

Diagnosing blepharitis begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare

During this exam, your doctor uses multiple tests to evaluate the eyelids and tears

How is Blepharitis Treated?

Treatment usually depends upon the type of blepharitis, but the key to treating most blepharitis is keeping the eyelids clean

This includes: Warm Compresses

Eyelids Massage

Artificial Tears

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Treatment may also warrant the discontinuation of use of contact lenses or the wearing of makeup until the blepharitis is resolved

By | 2012-11-01T13:57:27+00:00 November 1st, 2012|Eye Disorders|0 Comments

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