What is Blepharitis, and how is it treated?

Are you a makeup lover, or do you frequently use contact lenses? Then, you should practice a good eye care routine to prevent yourself from any eye infections. Or else, you might face a condition called, Blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common eyelid condition where the eyelids get swollen. The symptoms of Blepharitis generally range from swollen eyes to irritation in the eyes. Generally, it happens when the edge of your eyes is affected by a bacterial infection. Further, the eyelids become scaly and red, making eye movement difficult. 

Blepharitis doesn’t cause blindness, it is not contagious, and it mainly affects children and adults. Most of the symptom of Blepharitis is manageable. With this blog, you will get an insight into this common eye infection and ways to prevent it.

What is the main cause of Blepharitis?

It is believed that Blepharitis is mainly caused by bacteria, but below is a list of sources that can lead to bacterial infections:

Acne Rosacea- A condition that is known to cause facial inflammation, including eyelids.

Allergies- Generally, contact lenses and eye makeup can initiate allergies. In some cases, eye drops spur such a condition.

Dandruff- Dandruff is known to cause certain skin and eye problems. Therefore, Dandruff flaking can initiate irritation of the eyelids and cause inflammation.

Dry eye- Dry eyes are most prone to bacterial infection. If you have a dry eye condition, the bacteria will start affecting your eyelids, creating irritation.

Oil glands- Sometimes, the oil glands in your eyelids get blocked, leading to the condition of dry eyes, which results in inflammation and infection.

How do you get rid of eye Blepharitis?

Mostly, Blepharitis is treated with home remedies. The following measures will help you to avoid Blepharitis.

Avoid using eye makeup for a while- Until the infection is under control, avoid using eye makeup. This can trigger the infection by creating uneasiness in moving your eyelids.

Warm compresses- Wet a clean cloth with warm water. Wring out the excess water and use the cloth to keep your eyelids warm. Repeat the same procedure until you feel a bit soothing. Further, the oily dumps and scaly crusts can be removed.

Clean the eyelids regularly-  Clean your eyelids with less soapy, say baby shampoo and mix it with water. Close the eye and rinse off the scaly skin using horizontal strokes.

In most cases, Blepharitis is preventable, and cleaning your hands and face regularly can ward off such infections. At Sharat Maxivision, we have an amazing team of specialists that are skilled in treating a wide range of eye issues. If you feel any discomfort in your eyes, please contact us immediately and let’s find a solution. Book an appointment now