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How To Avoid Blepharitis in Las Vegas, Henderson & Temecula

Blepharitis is chronic inflammation or infection of the eyelids and the eyelash follicles along the edge of the eyelid. Though it’s not contagious, it affects people of all ages. Siems LASIK & Eye Centers is helping patients protect themselves from blepharitis in Las Vegas, Henderson & Temecula with the best treatments. You won’t find an ocular center like ours.

The Causes of Blepharitis

There are several reasons for occurrence, some of which are:

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Acne
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Allergic Reaction
  •  Poor Eyelid Hygiene
  • Rosacea

The Symptoms of Blepharitis

In addition to styes, chalazions, and problems with tear film, symptoms include:

  • Red or Swollen Eyes
  • Red or Swollen Eyelids
  • Frequent Tearing of the Eyes
  • Eyelids that are Crusty, Flaky or Scaly
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Blurry Vision
  • Burning Sensation in the Eyes

In more serious cases, patients often experience excessive tearing, and sores can form when:

  • The Crusting Skin Is Removed
  • The Eyelashes Fall Out
  • The Eyelids Become Deformed
  •  The Infection Spreads to the Cornea

Diagnosing Blepharitis

Our doctor diagnoses after meticulous eye exams, which involve:

  • Examining the Eye
  • Evaluating the Margins of the Eye, the Eyelashes, and the Oil Glands
  • Reviewing Patient Medical History
  •  Testing Eye Pressure

Blepharitis Treatment Options

There is no cure, and because the condition tends to recur, it is difficult to treat. It can be controlled with proper eyelid hygiene, however. Treatment and preventative care involves gently but thoroughly cleaning the eyelids, face, and scalp. Warm compresses can be applied to loosen crust and a gentle baby shampoo can help keep the eyelids clean. Should we determine that a bacterial infection is to blame, we may add antibiotics to the treatment.

You don’t have to live with eyelid issues. Just contact the Siems professionals, and they’ll help you get the solution you need.