While blepharitis is often recurrent, with the help of our doctors you can relieve the symptoms and learn how to best care for your eyes.
While there is no cure for blepharitis and the condition is often recurrent, most patients find that carefully cleansing the tissue surrounding the eyes and applying a warm compress (such as a cloth soaked in warm water) will help alleviate symptoms. Your doctor may also recommend an over-the-counter eye flushing solution.
For patients with more severe cases of blepharitis involving bacterial infections of the eyelids, the doctor may prescribe a topical or oral antibiotic. Topical antibiotics may come in the form of ointments, eye drops, or creams. If eyelids are inflamed, the doctor may also prescribe steroid eye drops to reduce inflammation.