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is it possible to cure and get rid of blepharitis on the eyelashes and eyebrows ?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not curable: But treatable and controllable. See an ophthalmologist for management.
Answered on Aug 5, 2013
Dr. Johan Zwaan
57 years experience Pediatric Ophthalmology
Yes: It requires diligent, at least daily, "scrubs" of the lashes and eye lid margins with baby shampoo (or commercially available small impregnated gauze pads) and use of warm wet compresses. Topical and/or systemic antibiotics may also be necessary.
Answered on Apr 29, 2018
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Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Treatment, yes: This is a chronic condition that requires daily attention there are numerous treatments/therapies, but no "cure" that will make it go away forever.
Answered on Mar 29, 2015
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: This is strictly dependent on the type and reason for the blepharitis.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
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Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Agree. Usually heating plus lid scrubs cures the eyelids / eyelashes problem, but sometimes treatment is more in depth. Technically not blepharitis on eyebrows. That is an area of concern for psoriasis. Please see your eye MD to establish accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
Sep 9, 2013

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