Blepharitis Treatment

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Do you notice any kind of inflammation on your eyelids? Are they swollen? Do your eyes get red or you feel much irritation in them? These are the signs of blepharitis, a common eye condition which affects the eyelids. No need to worry, contact Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center in New York and get a complete Blepharitis treatment plan that will cure you of all symptoms.

What benefits you will get with the blepharitis treatment from Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, at Menger Eye Center?

  • Treatment plan tailored according to individual needs
  • Successful & effective results

Why Choose Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, for treatment of blepharitis?
At Menger Eye Center, board certified eye specialist Dr. Peter L. Menger, MD, can help tailor a successful treatment plan that reduces the severity of blepharitis symptoms. With just an initial consultation with Dr. Menger will helps you start controlling the condition in the best possible way.

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Blepharitis Questions & Answers:

What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is defined as the inflammation of the eyelids. It involves that part of eyelid where the eyelashes grow and affect both eyes. The condition commonly occurs when tiny oil glands, located near eyelashes, become clogged. It leads to eye redness and irritation. Although treating blepharitis is difficult and it is a chronic condition but it doesn’t permanently damage your vision. It is also not contagious.

What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
You will notice the following symptoms of blepharitis:

  • Red, itchy, watery eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Burning and stinging sensation in eyes
  • Greasy eyelids
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent blinking
  • Crusty eyelashes upon awakening
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Abnormality in growth of eyelashes

What are the causes of blepharitis?
Although the exact cause of blepharitis isn’t clear, but it is associated with certain factors like:

  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Bacterial infection
  • Malfunctioned or clogged oil glands in eyelids
  • Different allergic reactions to eye makeup and eye medications
  • Blepharitis is also caused by allergic reaction to contact lenses solution
  • Eyelash lice or mites

What tests and procedures Dr. Peter performs to diagnose blepharitis?
Dr. Peter will perform the following tests and procedures to diagnose blepharitis:

  • Detailed examination of the eyelids and eyes
  • Swab test is used to analyze presence of bacteria, fungi or any other allergy

How can I prevent blepharitis?
You can prevent blepharitis by following the below mentioned top 5 methods:

  • Keep eyelids clean daily. Wet a clean cloth in warm water and place it on your eyelids for 5 minutes. Rewet it to keep it warm and repeat. This procedure will help to soften the crusts.
  • Remove complete eye makeup before sleeping.
  • Avoid using eyeliner on back edge of your eyelids and behind the lashes.
  • If you’re in early stage of blepharitis, you can prevent irritation by avoiding makeup.
  • If you start using makeup again, avoid already used products because they may be contaminated.

These self-care measures might be the only treatment for a majority of cases of blepharitis, but still doctor consultation is necessary for proper application of these methods. If the condition still persists, then our eye specialist recommends prescription treatments without any blepharitis surgery, which include:

  • Topical & oral antibiotics for infection
  • Ointments and steroid eye drops for inflammation

Blepharitis caused by rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis or other diseases can be controlled by treating underlying diseases