Do you struggle with eyelid inflammation? Blepharitis can be common among those with oily skin or dandruff. The inflammation results from your meibomian glands, small oil glands at the base of your eyelashes, becoming clogged with bacteria and/or debris. This interferes with the ability to keep your eyes moist, which can cause dry eyes and lead to infection. At Paragon Eye Associates, we can provide treatment for this and other eye conditions.
What Causes Blepharitis?
If you have naturally oily skin, the glands near your eyelashes can clog more easily, leading to blepharitis. Other factors such as wearing makeup or living in a dusty, dry area can also lead to or exacerbate this condition. This issue may also develop suddenly with aging, even if you never had any eye problems when you were younger.
As we get older, our glands are less able to lubricate our eyes, which can further contribute to this problem. Poor eye care, allowing bacteria to multiply around the eyelid margins, is another major contributing factor.
What Are the Symptoms?
The symptoms of blepharitis inflammation can be unpleasant. Common signs include:
- Redness of the eyelids and eyes
- Mucus discharge
In some cases, people may also experience crusting around the eyelids, dryness, chalazion (eyelid cysts), sensitivity to light, and the feeling like there is something foreign in the eye.
What Are the Treatment Options?
Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we can provide expert eye exams to test your ocular health and vision. If signs of blepharitis are discovered, we can provide you with a prescription for eye drops that can address the condition. Steroid eye drops can help alleviate the swelling, redness, and irritation you may experience due to this condition.
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If you’re experiencing irritation, dryness, or crusting, you may have blepharitis. Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we provide testing, and prescription eye drops to help address this condition. If you’re interested, you can also get in touch by filling out the form below. You can also reach us by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.