Blepharitis Treatment in Orange County – Clarity Eye Group
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Blepharitis is a condition causing inflammation of the eyelid, especially at the margins. It is often associated with a bacterial infection or skin condition, and causes redness of the eyes, itching, tearing, dryness, crustiness, and irritation on one or both of the eyelids. As a result, blepharitis is often confused with conjunctivitis, an eye disease that can produce similar symptoms.
It is important that individuals with blepharitis receive treatment because the condition tends to recur and exhibit long-term effects such as thickened eyelids, loss of eyelashes, ectropion and entropion, erosion of the cornea, and more.
Individuals with blepharitis should apply warm compresses to loosen crustiness on the eyes, as well as thoroughly cleanse the eyes with a solution recommended by an eye doctor. An eye doctor may also prescribe antibiotic drops to help with any infection or inflammation, as well as lubricating drops if the eyes feel dry. To learn more about how blepharitis and how to treat it, contact Clarity Eye Group to schedule an appointment with one of our eye care professionals today.