Blepharitis

Created: 03.08.2023

Updated: 31.12.2023

Approved by: General Practitioner, Dr Binita Parmar

The condition can be related to the Meibomian glands in the inner margin of your eyelid not producing enough oil. Blepharitis can also be caused by a bacterial infection and having skin that gets inflamed easily. There is a statistical association between Blepharitis and Dry Eye Disease, Seborrheic Eczema and Rosacea.

Treatment

Your Dermatologist will recommend that you keep the area around your eyes clean. As it is important to prevent an infection in this area, clean the area of ​​each eye separately with a clean cloth or cotton to avoid spreading it to your other eye or eyes.

Warm compresses with water and shampoo work well and the pharmacy also has mild antibacterial wipes that can be used.

You may also need antibiotics if there are signs of an infection. In this case, you must get advice from your doctor.

Prognosis

Blepharitis can be annoying, but it is relatively easy to treat. However, it may come back, so keep your eyes open for this and keep them clean.

Doctor
General Practitioner

At Dr.Dropin our experienced GPs provide a wide range of primary care services, similar to those provided by the NHS, either in the clinic or through video consultations.

Dermatologist

At Dr.Dropin, you will receive specialist care from our expert Consultant Dermatologists provided by skindoc. With extensive experience from both public and private hospitals, we can assess and treat most chronic and acute skin disorders – either in the clinic, through video, or via a photo upload service.