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What treatments are there for blepharitis?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lid hygiene

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, often caused by overgrowth of normal skin bacteria that clogs the openings of the oil glands, as well as other factors.
The end result is red, sometimes irritated eyelids and dry eyes. Treatment is aimed at decreasing the inflammation and bacteria with topical antibiotics and steroids, and increasing oil flow via hot compresses and other methods.

In brief: Lid hygiene

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, often caused by overgrowth of normal skin bacteria that clogs the openings of the oil glands, as well as other factors.
The end result is red, sometimes irritated eyelids and dry eyes. Treatment is aimed at decreasing the inflammation and bacteria with topical antibiotics and steroids, and increasing oil flow via hot compresses and other methods.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blepharitis

Compresses w washcloth w hot water massage several minutes over closed lids.
Apply baby shampoo to washcloth and clean lids w eyes closed, rinse. Perform 1-2x day. Short course of steroids and artificial tears for eye inflammation. Doxycycline or Minocycline of benefit, esp w associated rosacea.

In brief: Blepharitis

Compresses w washcloth w hot water massage several minutes over closed lids.
Apply baby shampoo to washcloth and clean lids w eyes closed, rinse. Perform 1-2x day. Short course of steroids and artificial tears for eye inflammation. Doxycycline or Minocycline of benefit, esp w associated rosacea.
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
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