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Does Blepharitis Really Cause A Lot Of Pain All Around The Eye
It can: Since the inflammation of the eyelid margin rests on the eye itself, the eye can become very inflamed and painful. Besides treating the cause of the blepharitis, controlling the inflammation is important to reduce the discomfort. Your ophthalmologist should be able to come up with a program to reduce your pain, . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 production and oil production along the lids form glands such as Meibomian glands. The inflammation associated with blepharitis can reduce oil production exacerbating dry eye symptoms. The mainstay of treatment are warm compress and hygiene. ...Read more
Does dry eye cause blepharitis or other way around? I have been dx with both years ago, but I go through times with no problems
Neither exactly: blepharitis is basically an overpopulation of bacteria that are normally present at the llid margin. Usually there is microscopic crusting at the bases of the eye lashes. The waste products made by the bacteria can enter the tears and cause irritation, and since dry eye patients have less tears, there is less dilution, so the dry eye irritation is aggravated by a lack of "rinsing." ...Read more
I have blepharitis and this morning i wokeup with my eyes burning and lots of little things covering up my eye so i see blurry how can I fix it ?
Oil glands.: Blepharitis is all about eyelid oil glands. Get them to put out more oil as well as the right kind of oil and this will help in many ways to control blepharitis. You need to work with an ophthalmologist who can guide you in treating this condition. Management includes heat, massage, the proper lubricant, such as systane balance, throughout the day, and an ointment at bedtime such as erythromycin. ...Read more
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