- Blepharitis, as defined by the AOA, is an inflammation of the eyelids in which they become red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales form on the eyelashes. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lids and base of the eyelashes that traps scurf and debris.
- Blepharitis affects patients of all ages, however it is more prevalent with increasing age.
IF LEFT UNTREATED BLEPHARITIS CAN CAUSE?
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Chalazions (stye)
- Cicatricial Ectropion (outward turning of eyelid)
- Involutional Ectropion (outward turning of eyelid)
- Cicatricial Entropion (inward turning of eyelid)
- Involutional Entropion (inward turning of eyelid)
- Acquired Distichiasis (additional row of lash growth)
- Trichiasis (inward turning of eyelashes)
SYMPTOMS OF BLEPHARITIS
Common symptoms caused by Blepharitis include:
- Itching eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Dry eyes
- Eye rubbing
- Blurry Vision
HOW IS BLEPHARITIS TREATED?
Your Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C. optometrist will assess the severity of your Blepharitis and determine appropriate treatment.
A successful treatment option at Hellerstein & Brenner Vision Center, P.C. offers is BlephEx™ treatment. BlephEx™ is a painless in-office procedure that removes the scurf and debris by exfoliating your eyelids.
Ask us today if you are a candidate for BlephEx™ treatment.