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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Mild lid inflammatio: Blepharitis is a dandruff like condition of the lid margin and adjacent skin caused by growth of normal skin bacteria under an overlay of dried secret ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below.: Blepharitis is swelling or inflammation of the eyelids, usually where the eyelash hair follicles are located. The eyelids appear red and irritated, w ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Inflammation: It is an inflammation that affects the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis commonly oc ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
No but easy to treat: Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Treatment for blepharitis is simple.....Hot compresses ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
DRY EYELIDS: How long has this been going on? Does it itch? If you are a woman, the most likely reason is a new eye cosmetic. Then there is facial soap or new sham ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually it's just th: opposite! Blepharitis can be a cause of plugged meibomian glands (stye). So make sure to manage your blepharitis with warm compresses each morning.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yep: Sure does.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Variable: Blepharitis is irritating, so some blink alot, some rub, some tear etc.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Blepharitis: Blepharitis symptoms and signs include:watery eyes, red eyes, a gritty, burning sensation in the eye, eyelids that appear greasy, itchy eyelids, red, ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyle Rhodes
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
YES: Blepharitis can commonly cause eyelid crusting, eye redness, burning, and dryness.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids in the same family as dandruff or seborrhea. It responds to topical heat, antibtiotics and me ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
It is: eyelid inflammation generally involving the oil glands that are along the edge of the lid. Symptoms are eyelid and eye redness, crusting along the la ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Please see below: Looks like an allergy or infection. Please see a doctor.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition, not an infectious one. It is not contagious.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Other causes: You are at an age when the vision can increase in the need for eyeglass power. Blepharitis can be annoying but rarely affects the vision. Check with ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lid infection: An eyelid infection (usually bacterial overgrowth) affecting the eyelashes with spillover to the conjunctiva - the white part of the eye. It can be t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Adams
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: Blepharitis can contribute to dry eye as the eyes stay moist through a combination of mucous production from goblet cells, a low level of tear produc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience in Retinal Surgery
No: Pataday is an eyedrop to treat allergic conjunctivitis. Pink eye and allergic conjunctivitis can look the same, the main difference is that the aller ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the clo ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blepharitis. Eye MD.: The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lid inflammation: Blepharitis is a condition where the lid margin becomes inflamed and irritated. Many causes, but you know you have it with crusting on the lids, some ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience in Ophthalmology
Sometimes: It is a combination of an antibiotic and a steroid. It is sometimes used for pink eye.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
Helps moisturize: Refresh brand preservative free eye drops are one of many preservative free drops that you can put on top of the cls to treat dry eye. A thorough ev ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Blepharitis: Makeup including mascara can worsen underlying blepharitis in some patients. You can try starting the new mascara and then discontinue it if your lid ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Maybe: Fluorometholone drops are inflammatory steroids. Used acutely, they can suppress inflammation dramatically. If used for extended periods, they can c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Both are good: Both medicines are excellent. Treatment would be based on the underlying cause of the dry eyes. I tend to use Restasis before using Lotemax, (lotepr ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes!: Allergies can cause problems with dry eyes. Allergy pills cause decreased tear production. Allergies themselves cause also inflammation of the tissu ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Pt with blepharitis should recover completely as it was before. I f you do not , then go back to doctor for reevaluation.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience in Radiology
I think that cold: Compresses might help. Anything to reduce inflammation. But if it gets worse there could be an underlying condition present. Any fever? If fever ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: True "pink eye" refers to bacterial conjunctivitis. Most of the conjunctivitis are caused by viruses.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Certainly can!: Typically blepharitis causes the eyes to have foreign body sensation, feel life there is sand or dirt in the eye, and there is a burning sensation. S ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Eye: Inflammation of eyelids. More common cause is seborrhea. Anti dandruff shampoos would help.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: Using warm dry compresses, baby shampoo to keep the lid margins clean and a steroid antibiotic drop and/or ointment prescribed and the usage controlle ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Careful daily cleansing of the eyelid edges helps remove the skin oils that cause bacteria to grow too much. Your health care provider might recommend ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Kossler
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Lid hygiene: The best treatment is to clean your eyelids and lashes with baby shampoo and place a warm compress over your eyelids x 10 minutes twice a day. You sh ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chi-Wah Yung
36 years experience in Ophthalmology
Good lid hygiene: The most common and yet effective treatment for blepharitis is daily lid scrubs followed by hot compresses. Some people will add a small amount of ba ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
No!: Very risky and dangerous to cause a chemical burn to the eyes or corneas. Can result in permanent vision loss. Strongly advised to avoid such things! ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not curable: But treatable and controllable. See an ophthalmologist for management.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yep: One of the things to look forward too...Oh well.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pyfer
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes, but often recur: Conservative treatment for this chronic, intermittent and frustrating condition involves lid hygiene and warm compresses. Scrub eyelid margins gently ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. U Krishnan
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Prevention: Cant really avoid blepharitis per se. But treatment options include warm compresses, scrubbing the eyelashes with baby shampoo in the shower, and fis ... Read More
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