What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a common eye infection that causes itchiness, redness, and swelling of the eyelids.
It's important to know that blepharitis is not contagious and can occur in either one or both eyes, regardless of age. Although it's not likely to cause severe health or vision issues, the condition can cause discomfort and affect one's appearance. Our medical professionals at Mobi Doctor can help you manage your condition and prevent future occurrences.
What Causes Blepharitis?
Blepharitis may arise due to a bacterial infection, wherein the staphylococcus bacteria is commonly found in one's body and generally poses no issues. Nevertheless, some individuals may experience a reaction to it, resulting in complications like blepharitis.
An issue with the Meibomian gland, located at the edge of the eyelids, can lead to an overproduction of its oily substance, which is meant to keep the eyes moist. This can result in a form of dermatitis.
Symptoms of Blepharitis
When your eyelids are affected by a condition, they may become swollen, red, itchy, dry and sore. Additionally, when you close them, they may stick together. In addition, your eyelashes may also be affected and could become crusty or fall out.
Contact lenses can be uncomfortable if you suffer from blepharitis, making the insertion, removal and daily wearing difficult.
Typical symptoms of the condition include:
• Swollen, sore, and reddish eyelids
• Dryness of the eyes
• Eyelids sticking together when it is closed
• White crusts on the eyelashes
If you develop blepharitis while wearing contact lenses, it could be very uncomfortable for the eyes. Taking out and wearing contact lenses may be difficult as well.
How to treat Blepharitis?
It is possible to treat blepharitis temporarily, but it often recurs.
Improving your hygiene routine can effectively treat and prevent blepharitis from recurring. Applying a warm cloth to your eye, gently massaging your eyelids with a cotton swab, or utilizing an eyelid cleaning solution are all valuable methods to combat blepharitis.
If the initial solution is ineffective, our Mobi Doctor doctors may recommend lubricating and moisturizing the eye with medication. This treatment comes in the form of either eye drops or gel.
During your consultation, you can receive a prescription that can be sent to your preferred pharmacy. This allows you to conveniently pick up your medication at a time that works best for you.