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Dr Adam Abbs
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Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids.
It is a common condition that is more likely to affect people with oily skin or conditions like seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff), acne rosacea, dry eye, and allergies that affect the eye.
There are 2 different types of blepharitis:
Blepharitis isn’t usually dangerous, but it can be uncomfortable and is often hard to treat. It is not contagious so cannot be passed on to other people.
Symptoms of blepharitis include:
Symptoms of blepharitis are often worse in the morning.
Blepharitis is a complex condition, and the exact cause is not fully understood. It may be caused by a variety of factors including:
Unfortunately, there’s no cure for blepharitis, but ongoing treatment can help to manage and reduce symptoms. The most effective way of managing symptoms of blepharitis is to keep your skin, scalp, hair, eyelids, and eyelashes clean. Blepharitis can usually be treated at home.
At-home treatments for blepharitis
You should make an appointment with a doctor if your blepharitis has not improved after a few days of home treatment.
If your blepharitis symptoms are no better after using home treatments, your GP may prescribe medication. These may include:
An online doctor can diagnose blepharitis by asking you some questions about your symptoms and examining your eyes via video link. If you have blepharitis, the doctor can advise you on home treatments and recommend or prescribe a suitable treatment if necessary.
It’s easy to book an appointment with an NHS-trained GP at Medicspot. Simply click the link and select an appointment at a time and day that suits you. Appointments are often available the same day.
A pharmacist can help with blepharitis by recommending products to keep your eyelids clean like eye pads, wipes, and eyedrops. They can also advise you on when to see a GP.
Blepharitis is a common eye condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. There is no cure for blepharitis, but symptoms can usually be managed at home. In some cases, blepharitis may need to be treated with medication.
If you have symptoms of blepharitis and would like to talk to a doctor, make an appointment today.
American Academy of Ophthalmology: What Is Blepharitis? August 8th 2022 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
NHS: Blepharitis February 8th 2022 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
PubMed: Diagnosis and management of blepharitis: an optometrist’s perspective August 8th 2016 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
National Eye Institute: Blepharitis August 31st 2020 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
Patient Info: Blepharitis August 17th 2021 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
Sage Journals: A systematic review of the effect of omega-3 supplements on meibomian gland dysfunction October 16th 2020 (Accessed November 19th 2022)
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