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Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids and is usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid's oil glands or occasionally, allergies.

Blepharitis is a common eye condition causing the eyelids to be reddened, itchy, and somewhat swollen and scaly-appearing at the base of the eyelashes. It is the most common cause of dry eyes. A dysfunction of the eyelid's oil glands that leads to blepharitis occurs because of a hormone imbalance.
How Do I Prevent Blepharitis?
There are many everyday steps that you can take to prevent blepharitis. This includes removing all eye makeup before bedtime and not applying eyeliner on the back edges of the eyelids behind the eyelashes.

If you are in the early stages of treating blepharitis, avoid the use of eye makeup to prevent further irritation. Once you begin using makeup again, replace your products that were previously used in or near the eyelids because they may be contaminated.

What Are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?
» Feeling like something is in your eye
» Burning of the eye
» Sensitivity to light
» Red and swollen eyes or eyelids
» Blurry vision
» Dry eyes
» Crusting of the eyelashes

Treatment(s) for Blepharitis include:
Blepharitis cannot be fully cured but Dr. Nota will help you to minimize its negative affects with careful instructions and treatment. If left untreated, it can lead to a more serious condition called ulcerative blepharitis. Carefully cleaning the eyelids is usually all that is needed to control symptoms and prevent complications.

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The edges of the eyelids can be gently scrubbed with tearless shampoo using a cotton-tipped applicator or lint-free washcloth wrapped around the index finger. The eyelids may need to be cleaned several times a day until symptoms clear up. Warm compresses applied to the eyelids can loosen crusted secretions.

Sometimes the doctor prescribes a specially formulated eyelid cleanser to clear the lash area of crusts and scaling. For severe cases, especially those associated with bacterial infection, a topical antibiotic ointment may be prescribed. Corticosteroid ointments provide short-term relief. In stubborn cases, oral antibiotics might be prescribed. Antibiotic and steroid drops may be used to treat inflammation that has spread to the cornea.

Please see Dr. Nota for medical treatment if you have this condition.  
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Since 1994, Dr. Nota and San Clemente Optometry's vision care staff have proudly offered full service and personalized eye care for ages 3 and up.

Dr. Nota and San Clemente Optometry understand how important your vision is to your life. Whether restoring, preserving, or improving sight, we are dedicated to optimizing your vision so you can live your best. We offer our an extensive range of eye care services to our patients in San Clemente and the surrounding areas.

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