Blepharitis

Blepharitis

  • 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
  • Tearing
  • Crusting
  • Redness/inflammation
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye rubbing
  • Burning
  • 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.

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