Crud on the Eyelids!

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!”

Blepharitis

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”

Eyelid crusties

  Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, which causes the eyelids to be red, itchy, swollen and scaly.   Here you see crusty build-up at the base of the eyelashes. Feeling like something is in your eye Burning of the eye Sensitivity to light Red and swollen eyes or eyelids Blurry vision Dry eyes CrustingContinue reading “Eyelid crusties”

Eyelash dandruff

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”