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Blepharitis is a condition that primarily impacts the eyelids and eyelash follicles, often triggered by factors such as bacteria, allergies, or dry eyes.

Blepharitis is commonly categorized into two types: anterior, which affects the front aspect of the eyelids, including the lashes, and posterior, which affects the eyelid margin, including the Meibomian glands. However, it is important to note that many eyes can have both forms simultaneously.

Our focus at Eye Care Professionals is on the identification and management of these conditions, ensuring that your eye health remains at its best.

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Symptoms of Blepharitis Include:

  • Redness, swelling, and crusting of the eyelids
  • Itchy eyelids
  • Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Tearing
  • Loss of eyelashes

Why Do I Have Blepharitis?

There are a number of reasons why you might have blepharitis. The most common causes include:

  • Bacterial infection: Blepharitis can be caused by bacteria that live on the skin and eyelashes.
  • Demodex mites: Demodex mites are tiny mites that live in the hair follicles of the eyelashes. They can cause blepharitis when they multiply too much.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis: Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes dandruff and oily skin. It can also cause blepharitis.
  • Rosacea: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes redness and inflammation of the face. It can also cause blepharitis.
  • Allergic reactions: Blepharitis can be caused by allergic reactions to eye makeup, contact lens solution, or other allergens.
  • Dry eye: Dry eye can also cause blepharitis.

In some cases, the cause of blepharitis is unknown. But, if you have blepharitis, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause and get appropriate treatment. Having the right blepharitis treatment and medication can help to relieve symptoms and prevent complications.

Blepharitis Medication and Treatments

Most cases of blepharitis can be treated with non-surgical methods like warm compresses, eyelid scrubs, antibiotic ointments or eye drops, and oral antibiotics. However, in severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary.

Another blepharitis treatment that can be used is LipiFlow. LipiFlow is a treatment for blepharitis that uses heat and pressure to unclog the meibomian glands. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the oily layer of tears, which helps to keep the eyes hydrated and protected.

At Eye Care Professionals, we provide a range of treatments for ocular diseases, including Lipiflow for Blepharitis. Additionally, we offer comprehensive eye exams to diagnose and address any other potential conditions. We aim to optimize the quality of care we provide while ensuring clarity and effectiveness in our services.

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Ocular Surface Disease

The eye’s surface is composed of several layers, including the conjunctiva, which is a clear covering over the white part, and the cornea, a transparent layer that covers the colorful iris and the black pupil.

A thin epithelium protects these delicate layers. Ocular surface disease occurs when this protective layer becomes damaged, often as a result of various conditions. The two most common conditions are Blepharitis and Dry Eye Syndrome.

When the epithelium is compromised, it can lead to symptoms such as pain, redness, impaired vision, and in severe cases, permanent injury to the cornea or conjunctiva. Treating ocular surface disease depends on identifying and addressing the underlying cause.

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Why Choose Eye Care Professional?

Eye Care Professionals is a renowned and established vision clinic in Nevada with a proud history dating back to the 1950s. We have cemented our reputation as the foremost provider of exceptional care and outstanding surgical outcomes across the state. 

Our unwavering commitment to excellence is evident in the following aspects of our practice:

  • Uncompromising Quality: We are dedicated to delivering unparalleled care by utilizing cutting-edge equipment, tools, and technology.
  • Unparalleled Expertise: Our team of eye doctors is renowned for their expertise and knowledge in the field.
  • Remarkable Success: Having successfully treated countless patients in Reno, Nevada, we prioritize our patients’ well-being above all else. The testimonials of our satisfied patients speak volumes about our commitment to their health and happiness.