Blepharitis

Despite its prevalence, blepharitis is still often overlooked, misdiagnosed, and therefore suboptimally treated, which is why it is so important for practitioners to be cognizant of the condition - Warren J. Whitley, OD & Walter O. Whitley OD

Blepharitis

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Treatments for Blepharitis and Dry Eye – Ending the Vicious Cycle

As if having dry, scratchy eyes wasn’t enough, it is often accompanied by a condition called blepharitis, a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids in which bacteria overgrow and colonize along the inner lids and eyelashes. Blepharitis can come with one or more symptoms, including eye dryness, dandruff-like flakes on the lashes or lash-line, red, swollen upper and/or lower eyelids, tearing, itching, scratchiness, foreign body sensation and a greater tendency to develop sties (painful, bumpy eyelid infections) and chalazia (blocked, swollen eyelid glands).

“People can get blepharitis at any age,” says Doctor of Optometry Adria Anguita, “but it becomes more common as people age,…

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