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What is the best solution of chronic blepharitis?

What is the best solution of chronic blepharitis?

Many things: Mainstays for chronic blepharitis: daily hot compresses, gentle lid hygiene, and artificial tears as needed. Options to discuss with your eye doctor: short course of antibiotic ointment, omega 3 supplements, longer term antibiotics (such as Doxycycline or oracea). ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more


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What's the best contact solution for blepharitis?

What's the best contact solution for blepharitis?

Not easy: Blepharitis is an infection or inflammation of the eyelid, and usually the margin of the eyelid is affected. Many people have recurrent blepharitis, and much of the long term control may be related to properly cleaning the lids. The eye can be indirectly irritated by the lid and bacteria. So, using a preservative free solution may help prevent further irritation. Sometimes they cannot be worn. ...Read more

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What is the solution of chronic blepharitis?

What is the solution of chronic blepharitis?

Diligence: This is a condition similar to dandruff. It is cyclical and there are periods when it flares more than others. Treatment involves thorough cleaning of the lids twice per day, application of mild steroid cream (very light amount after cleaning and washing) and sometimes adding Doxycycline systemically. Some feel that omega oils are also helpful. Follow along with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment available for blepharitis?

What's the best treatment available for blepharitis?

Eyelid 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 should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

What is the best treatment for blepharitis?

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 should incorporate this into your daily hygiene routine. You can also take a nutritional supplement such as omega three fatty acids or flaxseed oil to improve the oily layer of your tear film. ...Read more

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Can I use vinegar solution to cure blepharitis pls?

Please don't!: The best home remedy for blepharitis is to use a hot washcloth, just like grandma said to. Soak it with hot water and baby shampoo. Scrub, repeat, rinse. Do this twice a day in the beginning then nightly. Vinegar is acidic and could cause a chemical keratitis or conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and I haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but I don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

How can I tell if allergies are causing my blepharitis? I've never been diagnosed with an allergy and I haven't started using any new makeup or contact solution either, but I don't know what else could be causing my blepharitis. I don't have rosacea or a

Usually not allergy: Blepharitis is inflammation or infection typically at the edge of the eyelid (margin) or base of eyelashes. The bacterial (or parasitic) byproducts are what can create an irritation to the lid skin or eye itself which feels like allergy (itching). Contact dermatitis is what is seen with cosmetic allergy, and is usually more like a rash around the eye. The lid skin is very sensitive. ...Read more

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Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

Any cures for chronic blepharitis?

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 followed by scrubbing the eyelids with dilute baby shampoo on a cotton ball. More info: blepharitis info. ...Read more

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Blepharitis I was diagnosed this past summer with a mild form of this chronic disorder. Will this disorder get worse with time?

Blepharitis I was diagnosed this past summer with a mild form of this chronic disorder. Will this disorder get worse with time?

Not necessarily: Frequent warm compresses are the best therapy. You could also try nightly lid scrubs (baby shampoo to clean your eyelashes). In more severe cases, oral antibiotics can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Is blepharitis chronic or curable?

Chronic: Check for underlying nasal congestion, postnasal drip which can secondarily lead to swollen irritated eyelids. Along with topical meds, a trial of Mucinex (guaifenesin) is worthwhile if there are nasal or sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

With proper treatment, will chronic blepharitis still be noticeable?

Not sure: Ask your eye doc on this., maybe you can see a plastic surgeon if they think that might help. ...Read more

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What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

What is best treatment for senior with blepharitis who has trouble using drops?

Eyelid scrubs: For my patients with blepharitis I recommend a regimen of daily lid scrubs using either liquid cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin or ocusoft scrubs (pretreated towelettes) and warm compresses. If the blepharitis is severe then I will prescribe an antibiotic/steroid combination drop or ointment and occasionally an oral antibiotic like periostat (doxycycline). The key treatment is the lid hygiene. ...Read more

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Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

No: Wearing eye makeup may make the blepharitis worse. It would be better to discontinue it until you the blepharitis is treated and then start it again. I would suggest throwing out the old and starting with new. ...Read more

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Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

Best preservative free artificial tears for people with blepharitis?

Preservative free: This response is specific for the person and their specific underlying cause or reason for using artificial tears. In my experience the most success is with refresh advanced, retain MGD, refresh celluvisc, md Bion tears. I have had a lot of success with recommending Systane Balance although it has preservatives. Once again it depends on your underlying reason for using artificial tears. ...Read more

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What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

Preventive measures: Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to touch own eyes until hands are washed). ...Read more

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Chronic inflamation of the skin around right eyelid for approx 1 year, possible blepharitis. Not cured by neomycin or polymyxin b.?

See an eyeMD: Neomycin and polymixin B target gram negative bacteria and are not very good against gram positive bacteria. Blepharitis is a disease of gram positive bacteria. Neomycin is also very toxic and can cause allergic and toxic dermatitis over time. Please see an ophthalmologist to help you solve this problem and also explore the possibility of rosacea. ...Read more

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I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) I'm only 27. What else can I do?

I have chronic red eyes, diagnosed w/ blepharitis nothing works other than a antibiotic/steroid drop (hardly) I'm only 27. What else can I do?

Avoid prolonged: Steroid/antibiotic drop by using daily warm compresses, with massage afterwards of the closed eyelids and lashes. Dietary omega3 is very helpful. If you already take Doxycycline that may help, but please note that it may affect the potency of your oral contraceptive. Please use additional means for birth control! ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more