Blepharitis: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

While the AB Max™ offers advanced treatment for Anterior Blepharitis, it is essential to understand this disease. Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids. This disease happens when the oil glands on the base of the eyelashes get clogged, resulting in red, irritated eyes. In addition to being unsightly, it may be uncomfortable and challenging to treat.

Symptoms

  • Red, swollen, watery eyes
  • Stinging or burning sensation in the eyes
  • Itchy, sticky eyelids
  • Skin flaking around the eyes
  • More frequent blinking
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Misdirected eyelashes
  • Loss of eyelashes

Diagnosis

The diagnosis of Blepharitis usually includes the following procedures:

Eyelid Examination

The doctor will carefully examine the eyelids as well as the eyes. Typically, they use a special magnifying instrument for this process.

Skin Testing

In some cases, the doctor may collect a sample of the crust that has formed on the eyelids using a cotton swab. The sample is then analyzed for bacteria, fungi, or the evidence of a skin allergy.

Treatment

You can take the following self-care measures for Blepharitis treatment:

Infection-fighting Medications

Applying antibiotics to the eyelids may help relieve the symptoms of Blepharitis by treating bacterial infection. If eye drops, ointments, and creams don’t work for you, you may try taking oral antibiotics.

Medications for Inflammation

Steroid medications in the form of ointments and eye drops are a good option for controlling inflammation. Doctors often prescribe a combination of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Immunity-boosting Medications

Topical cyclosporine is known to be an excellent calcineurin inhibitor that has positive effects on the immune system to help relieve the symptoms of Blepharitis.

Treatment for Underlying Conditions

Often, Blepharitis is caused by another condition, such as rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis. In such cases, it is crucial to treat the underlying diseases first.

The AB-Max™ Advantage

AB-Max™ is an innovative treatment option for Anterior Blepharitis. Operating on a forward and reverse functionality, it removes the most stubborn scurf and debris while giving the anterior eyelids a gentle massage with its patented PULSE mode for superior patient outcomes.

From one of the inventors of the first doctor’s treatment for Blepharitis, The AB Max™ offers the same forward and reverse functionality as our competitor – at less than ½ the cost. For more information contact us at (800) 721-8006 or www.AB-Max.com.

*Anterior Blepharitis is Blepharitis of the outer eyelid margin, including the eyelashes.