Blepharitis is a condition that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. This can be a very uncomfortable and inconvenient condition to have, but there are treatments for it. If you need to see an eye doctor and think you may have blepharitis, the optometry professionals at Eye 1st Vision Center in Sandy Springs, GA are ready to assist you.
Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids caused by gland blockage. There are tiny glands that secrete oil located at the base of the eyelashes. These can become clogged or infected, creating a host of symptoms.
Having eyes that are red and watering are the two most notable symptoms of blepharitis. Other symptoms include:
While there's no cure for this condition, the symptoms can be treated and the condition can be managed. It's important to have good eyelid hygiene, which can be accomplished by washing your eyelids twice a day in warm water. Some eye doctors also suggest that you use baby shampoo to cleanse these areas as it is gentle and comfortable. There are also a few topical medications that can be used to fight inflammation and infection. With good care, the condition can clear itself up over time.
If you believe you are suffering from blepharitis, the optometry professionals at Eye 1st Vision Center are ready to assist you. For more information on blepharitis or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us today at (404) 252-1702.