Blepharitis is a common and persistent inflammation of the eyelids.
There are several types of blepharitis, most of which are caused by
bacterial infections. Allergies, toxins or viral infection can also lead to its development.
Commonly, your eyelid margins are red, with scales and flakes apparent at the base of the lashes. There may be irritation of the sensation of a foreign body in your eye, with redness, burning and itching of the eyelid margin. On awakening in the morning, your eyelids may feel sticky with crusted scales and debris caused by an oily discharge from the eyelid glands. Untreated, these glands may become plugged and infected, potentially leading to recurrent styes, dry eye syndrome and a loss of lashes.
Common symptoms of blepharitis are:
- Itching or scratchy eyes
- Foreign body sensation
- Dry eyes
- Eye rubbing
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms contact your eye care professional for more information on how you can treat blepharitis. We are now offering a treatment called BlephEx.
BlephEx is an in-office procedure performed directly by your eye care provider. With this procedure your doctor can now take an active role in treating blepharitis instead of simply relying on your ability to perform semi-effective home lid scrubs.
How is BlephEx different?
The doctor thoroughly and precisely eliminates the scurf and bacterial debris that builds up along the lid margin, the main causes of inflammatory lid disease.
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