Two common eye issues that people experience are blepharitis and dry eye syndrome. While they can be experienced separately, they oftentimes occur together. In fact, they happen together so often, experts have begun calling it dry eye blepharitis syndrome.
It is unknown why this is, or how one may influence the other. Nonetheless, over 40 percent of adults have experienced one, or both, of these syndromes at some point in their lives. There are many options for treatment available for both of these issues.
Recognizing Blepharitis Symptoms
Symptoms that occur often with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids, may include:
- Burning or stinging eyes
- Crusted eyes when waking
- Dry Eyes
- Irritated and/or watery eyes
- Itchy eyelids
- Red eyes
- Scaly, dandruff-like flakes in eyelashes
- The feeling of grittiness or a foreign body sensation in your eyes
Blepharitis symptoms occur due to collection of dirt and debris under the eyelids. It may also be caused by an overgrowth of bacteria living along your eyelid margins as well as at your eyelash base. The bacteria multiply, creating a biofilm. Biofilm creates a toxic environment and also provides food for Demodex, which are parasitic mites. As the mites multiply, the eyelid becomes inflamed. People who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dandruff, or ocular rosacea can be more prone to experiencing blepharitis.
Treatments for Blepharitis
Your eye doctor may prescribe eye drops or ointments to treat blepharitis. They also may use other in-office therapies, such as BlephEx™ to remove the biofilm build-up, bacteria, and other debris.
How BlephEx Treats Blepharitis
A hand-held tool with a medical grade micro-sponge at the tip, BlephEx carefully cleanses and exfoliates the eyelids to remove debris, including bacteria. This treatment often not only eliminates blepharitis, but dry eye as well.
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