Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids that causes red, swollen eyelids and crusty eyelashes. We used to tell people to use baby shampoo, but now, there are far better ways to manage: Ocusoft lid sprays and scrubs; heat mask; in office thermal heat treatment!
If you have blepharitis, which results in sore, red eyelids, with crusty debris, Demodex mite infestation could be the cause! The incidence of Demodex infestation increases with age, occurring in 84 percent of the population at age 60 and in 100 percent of the population older than 70 years of age. One way to preventContinue reading “Crud on the Eyelids!”
If you are diagnosed with chronic blepharitis, an ongoing regimen of eyelid hygiene is recommended. We often prescribe over-the-counter lid scrubs such as Ocusoft. Eyelid hygiene is the cornerstone of treatment for most cases of blepharitis. Besides a program of eyelid hygiene, supplemental treatment with topical and oral medicine can be helpful. We alsoContinue reading “Blepharitis”
Blepharitis is a common eyelid inflammation that can cause eyelid irritation, a gritty sensation in your eyes, crusting of the lids, dryness, eye redness, and fluctuations in vision. Blepharitis has two basic forms: Anterior blepharitis, affecting the outside front of the eyelid where eyelashes are attached. Posterior blepharitis, linked to dysfunction of meibomian glands withinContinue reading “Eyelash dandruff”
Blepharitis symptoms and signs include: Watery eyes Red eyes A gritty, burning or stinging sensation in the eyes Eyelids that appear greasy Itchy eyelids Red, swollen eyelids Flaking of the skin around the eyes Crusted eyelashes upon awakening Eyelid sticking More frequent blinking Sensitivity to light Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes) Loss of eyelashesContinue reading “Blepharitis”