Blepharitis Treatment

The best way to treat blepharitis is to keep your eyelids clean and free of crusts. There are other treatment options that will help you manage blepharitis.

Warm Compresses

  • Wet a clean washcloth with warm water and wring it out until somewhat dry.
  • Place the washcloth over your closed eyes for at least 5 minutes.
  • Wet the washcloth as often as needed so it stays warm.
  • This will help loosen the flakes sticking around your eyelashes. It also helps keep nearby oil glands from clogging.
  • A Bruder Mask can be used in place of a moist cloth.

Antibiotics

  • Drops or Ointments to eliminate bacteria around the eye that may be causing inflammation
  • Pills (Doxycycline) can be used to minimize inflammation within the glands that line the eyelid

Eyelid Scrubs/Lid Hygiene

  • It is very important to keep your eyelids clean
  • Carefully wash/scrub your eyelashes every day with one of the following:
  • A washcloth, cotton swab(Q-Tip) or lint free pad soaked in warm water mixed with a few drops of Baby Shampoo
  • Eyelid Cleansing Pads
  • Eyelid Foaming Solutions¬†
  • Eyelid Sprays

Steroid eye drops or ointments

  • Reduce inflammation of the eyelids and eyelashes