When eyelids become inflamed, blepharitis could be the source of this common condition. Despite being common, blepharitis is sometimes hard to manage. It has a tendency to reoccur and some medical professionals may mistakenly diagnose it as an allergy.

To treat blepharitis, keep the lids clean. Use warm compresses to loosen the crust that forms, then lightly scrub the eyelid with a cotton swab dipped in water and baby shampoo. It’s rare for blepharitis to completely go away, so many people diagnosed with it must maintain an eye care regimen for their entire life. In severe cases of blepharitis, an ophthalmologist may  prescribe antibiotics or steroid eye drops.

If you are experiencing inflammation or other symptoms of blepharitis, contact Riverdale Ophthalmology today.