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Blepharitis


At Nappanee Family Eyecare, we understand when you struggle with blepharitis, you want relief fast. We offer several new treatment options to help improve your overall lash and lid health.

 

What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the
eyelids in which they become red, irritated and itchy and dandruff-like scales form on the eyelashes. It is a common eye disorder caused by either bacteria or a skin condition, such as dandruff of the scalp or acne rosacea. It affects people of all ages. Although uncomfortable, blepharitis is not contagious and generally does not cause any permanent damage to eyesight.

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What are the symptoms of blepharitis?

Those who suffer with blepharitis may experience a gritty or burning sensation in their eyes, excessive tearing, itching, red and swollen eyelids, dry eyes or crusting of the eyelids. For some people, blepharitis causes only minor irritation and itching. However, it can lead to more severe symptoms, such as blurring of vision, missing or misdirected eyelashes, and inflammation of other eye tissue, particularly the cornea.

Is there available treatment for blepharitis?

Like some other skin conditions and diseases, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. In many cases, good hygiene plays a key role in controlling blepharitis. This includes frequently washing the scalp and face, using warm compresses to soak the eyelids and scrubbing the eyelids. When a bacterial infection is causing blepharitis, antibiotics and other medications may be prescribed.

 

Below are in office and home treatments we offer at Nappanee Family Eyecare for those who suffer from the reoccurring symptoms of blepharitis.

 

BlephEx

Cliradex Complete

Cliradex Wipes

OcuSoft HypoChlor Spray

OcuSoft Lid Scrub PLUS PLATINUM

 


If you have symptoms of blepharitis, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Routine vision exams are vital to early detection and management of ocular diseases.

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