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What Things Make Blepharitis More Likely
Heat, age, hygiene: Blepharitis gets worse when its hotter, as people age and as people fail to keep their eyelids clean. Regular lid hygiene (instructed by your doctor) with occaisional topical antibiotics controls it. Bad cases and patients with rosacea (see your doctor for this diagnosis) are often given systemic antibiotics (pills you take by mouth) in addition to topical. Its never cured-its controlled! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Cleopatra makeup: Blepharitis probably affects half of the earth's population. It is a blockage of the oil in the oil glands of the eyelashes. Poor oil flow contributes to dry eye. The most common cause is eye makeup applied to the edge of the eyelid, occluding the openings of the glands. Warm compresses and cleaning the edges of the eyelids with cotton swab and baby shampoo provide the best control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I have a pet bunny if I have blepharitis and seborreic dermatitis? Or will an animal make those things worse
An allergist: can test you if you are concerned about a possible allergy to rabbits. ...Read more
Doctor told me my blepharitis caused me ocular surface disease which made my vision not be clear . Sometimes I see things bright then dark why??
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
Eyelid inflammation : Blepharitis is a common inflammatory eyelid condition that is stubborn and recurrent. The two basic types are anterior blepharitis & posterior blepharitis. The anterior is often caused by staphylococcal infection or seborrhea, while the posterior form is mostly associated with poor oil gland function (rosacea, seborrhea). Treatments very but chronic management is key to controlling symptoms. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 secretions. Blepharitis is itchy, reddening, and can lead to hair loss. The material is irritating and may fall into the eye leading to some redness but no deep seated harm. Ask you ophthalmologist for effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: It is an inflammation that affects the eyelids. Blepharitis usually involves the part of the eyelid where the eyelashes grow. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction. This leads to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids. Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis. ...Read more
Unlikely: Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids in the same family as dandruff or seborrhea. It responds to topical heat, antibtiotics and mechanical treatment although recurrence is common. Restasis improves tear flow when it is blocked on the eye surface. The changes it makes can improve eye health and comfort but will have little or no effect on the lids. ...Read more
See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Blepharitis is a common inflammation of the eyelid margins. This can be from staphyloccocal bacteria or inflammation and dysfunction of the meibomian oil glands. Blepharitis also occurs in people who have oily skin, dandruff or rosacea. Symptoms include burning, eye and eyelid irritation, redness, and itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Corneal scarring: Yes, severe untreated blepharitis can long term cause surface corneal scarring, or can lead to styes, which if untreated, can cause eyelid infections, scarring, or lid deformities. Normally though, blepharitis causes chronic intermittent eye irritation, crusting, tearing, and other symptoms. It is usually easily treated with a daily routine of warm compresses and baby shampoo cleansing. ...Read more
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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