What is blepharitis?
Simply defined, blepharitis is a condition that causes red, swollen, and dry eyelids that are usually itchy and have a sensation of burning. This is a common condition that a large number of people will experience at some point in their lives. There are often very severe cases in which individuals can lose their eyelashes.
Blepharitis has been associated at times with acne rosacea, a skin condition that causes redness on the following areas:
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Blepharitis typically comes in two forms, anterior (Staphylococcal or Seborrheic) and posterior (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction). These are both common, and an individual can develop both of these at one time.
Staphylococcal blepharitis is typically caused by an overgrowth of bacteria on the eyelid margins. This bacteria is actually visible on the eyelashes.
Seborrheic blepharitis can be determined by seen on people’s eyelashes as greasy looking flakes.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is caused when individuals demonstrate poor hygiene of their eyelids, and the oil becomes backed up, causing redness and inflammation. This is often associated with acne rosacea.
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In order to treat blepharitis, Dr. Soroudi can help with improving proper hygiene, and recommending the use of systemic and topical antibiotics. Topical steroids may also be a treatment option. Assuring that the eyelids are consistently clean will prevent blepharitis from occurring again.
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