At M S Kalsi Opticians we provide checks to help diagnose and treat Blepharitis.
When the rims of the eyelids become inflamed. This can make your eyes red, irritated and itchy. Dandruff-like crusts can appear on your eyelashes. Blepharitis can be caused by bacterial infection or can be a complication of skin conditions such as seborrhoeic dermatitis (a skin condition that can cause itchy rashes on the skin and scalp). When seborrhoeic dermatitis affects the scalp, it's called dandruff. Another associated skin condition is rosacea, which causes the face to appear red and blotchy.
Blepharitis is a chronic condition, meaning that once it develops you'll probably have repeated episodes. There is no cure, however it can be managed well with the right treatment. The most important one is to establish a daily eye-cleaning routine.
Lid hygiene is essential for management of blepharitis. Typically, we would recommend patients perform warm compresses twice a day for at least 10 minutes, followed by lid scrubs. Lid scrubs can be purchased from us as we stock a wide range of ocular lid hygiene products.
Complications of blepharitis include dry eye syndrome (where the eyes do not produce enough tears, or dry out too quickly), styes (a pus-filled swelling in or on the eyelid) and conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye).
The condition is not normally serious.
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