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What things make blepharitis more likely?

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 more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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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 are the kinds of things you can do to avoid blepharitis?

What are the kinds of things you can do to avoid blepharitis?

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 more

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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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What is blepharitis?

What is blepharitis?

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 more

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What is blepharitis?

What is blepharitis?

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 more

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Is blepharitis painful?

Is blepharitis painful?

See below.: Blepharitis is swelling or inflammation of the eyelids, usually where the eyelash hair follicles are located. The eyelids appear red and irritated, with scales that stick to the base of the eyelashes. The eyelids may be: •burning •crusty •itching •reddened •swollen. ...Read more

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What is acute blepharitis?

What is acute blepharitis?

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

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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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How does one treat for blepharitis?

How does one treat for blepharitis?

Can try: Restriction of all foreign objects you put near your eyes. No makeup. If persistent see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could restastis relieve blepharitis?

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

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How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

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

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Describe the features of blepharitis.?

Describe the features of blepharitis.?

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 more

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In what way can I cure my blepharitis?

Not curable: Blepharitis is a chronic, incurable condition. However it is very treatable. See an ophthalmologist for management of this problem. ...Read more

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What is blepharitis? How can I fight it?

What is blepharitis? How can I fight it?

Eyelid hygiene: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids along with opportunistic colonization or infection with skin bacteria. Try using a hot washcloth to first soak and then scrub the base of the eyelashes daily. This can be done in the shower or at the sink. ...Read more

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Please share knowledge about blepharitis?

Please share knowledge about blepharitis?

Too vague: Its like dandruff of the lids/lashes. Chronic. Needs constant care to keep the skin and lashes healthy. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

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 more

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Can blepharitis cause any permanent affects?

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

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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

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