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A 44-year-old member asked:

Going to the hospital er for blepharitis. is that ok? cant get in to eye doctor.

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Overkill: Blepharitis is common - a dandruff like inflammation of the lids and lid margins. It is chronic and rarely serious. Going to the er generates an expensive examination for an ordinary condtion, with little follow up for a chronic condition. Best to wait a little for an appointment with your ophthalmologist.
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
undefined 35 years experience
Consider warm moist compresses and cleaning your lashes with an eye cleanser such as Ocusoft while you wait for your appointment
Apr 8, 2013
Dr. Norman Meyer
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Any skin problems?: How do you know this is blepharitis? Do you have skin problems like psoriasis, pemphagus, seborrhea, eczema, ..? The ocusoft suggestion is okay- be sure to wipe the liquid off. The eyedoc may suggest ocusoftplus which you apply at bedtime and do not wipe off. Some of these skin problems may require steroid creams.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2017

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