Blepharitis Management

Blepharitis is inflammation that primarily affects the front part of the eyelids, typically involving the base of the eyelashes. It is often associated with bacterial overgrowth or skin conditions. Symptoms include redness, itching, irritation and the formation of crusts or scales on the eyelashes. If left untreated, a Demodex mite infection of the lash follicles is possible.

​​​​​​​Maintaining good eyelid hygiene as recommended by Dr. Verruto is crucial for effective management of anterior blepharitis. In severe cases, we may recommend more advanced treatments such as in-office microexfoliation, thermal pulsation or oral antibiotics. Follow-ups with an eye care professional help monitor progress and adjust treatment as needed.

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