Eyelid Inflammation, Infection & Blepharitis

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Eyelid Inflammation, Infection & Blepharitis

Baltimore Washington Eye Center Ophthalmologist Brad Spagnolo, M.D. reviewed some helpful information about eyelid inflammation, eyelid infection and blepharitis. “Eyelid inflammation, called blepharitis is a common and often chronic eye problem where the eyelids become inflamed and swollen, with oily particles and bacteria coating the eyelid margin near the base of the eyelashes,” explained Dr. Spagnolo. “Patients typically complain that this annoying condition causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eyes.” 

While the underlying causes of blepharitis aren't completely understood, it can be associated with a bacterial eye infection, symptoms of dry eyes or certain types of skin conditions such as acne rosacea. Blepharitis is often a chronic, or ongoing, condition, but it can be controlled with one of more types of treatment that may include warm compresses, eyelid scrubs, antibiotic ointment, nutritional therapy and good overall eyebrow, scalp and hair hygiene. 

If you or someone you know suffers from eyelid inflammation, infection or blepharitis please feel free to call Baltimore Washington Eye Center at 800-495-3937, visit Baltimore Washington Eye Center or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter, so that we can help identify the possible causes and recommend an appropriate treatment plan. 

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, diagnosis and treatment of cataracts including cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration (AMD) and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services. Baltimore Washington Eye Center is conveniently located for patients from Arbutus, Carney, Clarksville, Columbia, Dundalk, Edgemere, Essex, Ellicott City, Ferndale, Glen Burnie, Kenwood, Laurel, Linthicum, Lutherville, Millersville, Odenton Owings Mills, Reisterstown, Towson, Parkville, Randallstown, Rivera Beach, Pasadena, Severna Park, South Gate and Woodlawn Maryland.