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

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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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Dr. Damien Luviano
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ointment bacitracin

Seniors who have problems with dexterity should use ocusoft plus to clean lids since this cleaner does not need to be rinsed off with water. Essentially it is a moist toilette.
Instead of antibiotic drops, an ointment like Bacitracin can be applied to lids in any position at any time.

In brief: Ointment bacitracin

Seniors who have problems with dexterity should use ocusoft plus to clean lids since this cleaner does not need to be rinsed off with water. Essentially it is a moist toilette.
Instead of antibiotic drops, an ointment like Bacitracin can be applied to lids in any position at any time.
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