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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common and chronic inflammation of the eyelids caused by a problem of the lid oil glands,  bacterial infection or skin condition like rosacea. The eyelid margins are usually red rimmed. There is usually crusting around the base of the lashes which some refer to as “granulated eyelids.” Often people with blepharitis have more frequent oil gland inflammation and develop a chalazion, or stye.

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Symptoms of Blepharitis

Blepharitis can cause your eyes to water and your eyelids to become:

  • Red
  • Itchy
  • Crusty
  • Flaky
  • Burning

Treatment

Blepharitis is a chronic condition which can usually be controlled with treatment.  If you have chronic blepharitis, Dr. Stephen H. Johnson can recommend a program of eyelid hygiene treatments to do at home. Sometimes it may be necessary for him to prescribe short term medications for relief.

To learn more about eyelid inflammation treatments, call 949-760-9007 or schedule an eye exam today.

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