Blepharitis refers to swelling that can take place along the eyelids. It may not produce any symptoms, but common signs include irritation that results in a burning sensation, itching, burry vision, and more discharge than usual in the eyes after waking up in the morning. Styes are a complication that can occur as a result of Blepharitis.
To effectively treat Blepharitis, warm compresses are recommended to keep eyelashes clean. Baby shampoo can also be used to help clean the area as it won’t cause eye irritation. To clean, scrub the outside of the eyes with the baby shampoo, trying not to get the soap inside the eyes. This will help remove the bacteria that may build up in the margins of the eyelids.
It’s recommended that this treatment is repeated twice a day for the first two weeks, and then treatment can be reduced to once a day. For more serious cases of Blepharitis, drops or ointment can be prescribed by your ophthalmologist at Quigley Eye Specialists.