Blepharitis is a very common condition among all age groups which manifests as the accumulation of skin scales and debris along the base of the upper and lower eyelashes which can lead to inflammation of the upper and lower lid margins and dry eye.
If left untreated, this condition can lead to the development of styes (bumps on or under the upper or lower lids). Blepharitis may cause itching of the eyelids and/or discomfort. This condition can be diagnosed at your eye health and vision examination and treatment can be initiated.
Most commonly, the treatment for a mild to moderate condition is the use of lid wipes once per day, either in the morning or evening. Recommended use may be increased or decreased depending upon the severity of the condition. It may be advantageous for an in-office, non-invasive procedure to be performed for better management of the blepharitis condition.
It is also important to differentiate a blepharitis condition from any other condition so that proper management and/or treatment can be initiated.