Many of the common problems associated with dry eyes (approximately 85%) begin at the eyelid margin.

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. They may appear red, swollen, or feel like they are burning or sore. You may have flakes or oily particles (crusts) wrapped at the base of your eyelashes too. Blepharitis is very common, especially among people who have oily skin, dandruff or rosacea.

Blepharitis treatment Vancouver BC
Self-care measures, such as lid scrubs and using hot compresses, might be all that's needed. However, if self-care measures aren't enough, there are other treatment options to target the Blepharitis.

These include:

  • Medications that fight infection.
  • Antibiotics applied to the eyelid have been shown to provide relief of symptoms and resolve bacterial infection of the eyelids.

Treatments for underlying conditions:

Blepharitis caused by seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea or other diseases might be controlled by treating the underlying disease. However, Blepharitis can be difficult to treat. Even with successful treatment, the condition frequently is chronic and requires daily attention with eyelid scrubs.

At Vancouver Eye Doctor, we provide in office treatment to manage Blepharitis and a customized treatment plan to treat the symptoms.

Don’t just settle for commercial artificial tears, baby shampoo, or other eyelid hygiene products when it comes to your eyes. At Vancouver Eye Doctor we offer the highest quality products for our patients. Your eyes and face deserve the best products!

Please see our on-line store to see what products we recommend to treat Blepharitis at home.