Pacific Eye Care is pleased to offer advanced treatment for blepharitis.
This painless and effective treatment for those suffering from an inflammation of the eyelids that causes red, irritated and swollen eyes. If you have been diagnosed with blepharitis, or suspect you may have it, get in touch with us and we’ll provide you with the relief you need.
What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is a common eyelid inflammation that can develop at any age. Blepharitis typically occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes become clogged, leading to swollen, irritated and red eyes. Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis, such as dry eyes. Blepharitis doesn’t result in permanent vision damage and is not contagious.
What Are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?
A few typical symptoms include:
- itchy, sore and red eyelids that stick together
- crusty or greasy eyelashes
- a burning, gritty sensation in your eyes
- increased sensitivity to light (photophobia)
- swollen eyelid margins
- wearing contact lenses become unbearable
- abnormal eyelash growth or loss of eyelashes in severe cases
How To Treat Blepharitis?
Treatment alleviates uncomfortable blepharitis symptoms and is repeated at regular intervals depending on the severity of the condition.
By eliminating the root cause of blepharitis, the overall health of the eyelid will be significantly improved and will allow you to produce more tears and enjoy life without the chronic and irritating symptoms associated with blepharitis..
How Many Times Must Treatment Be Performed?
The eyelids require a regular hygiene practice to prevent blepharitis and dry eye disease from recurring. It is recommended that treatment be administered every 4 – 6 months in order to keep bacteria to a minimum and to prevent the biofilm from developing again. Once the treatments are stopped, the biofilm will typically redevelop, leading to inflammation and damaged tear glands all over again.
How Soon Will I Notice a Difference?
Depending on the stage and severity of the condition, patients tend to feel a difference right after the treatment. However, if you’ve experienced significant damage to your tear glands due to blepharitis, it may take several months before observing any changes in your condition.
Certain people may require multiple treatments before they begin to heal. Nightly hygiene and repeat treatments will treat, cure and prevent a recurrence.
.Contact us to schedule your appointment at Pacific Eye Care and to consult with Dr. Walter Yim for a proper eyelid evaluation.Our practice serves patients from Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Fountain Valley, and Westminster, California and surrounding communities.