Blepharitis is an inflammatory eye condition caused by an excess of bacteria on the eyelids or other skin conditions including dandruff. The symptoms of blepharitis are redness, itchiness, and irritation of the eyelids. The condition may lead to dry eye, blurring of vision, and misdirection or loss of eyelashes. Blepharitis may also be caused by proliferation of a mite called Demodex.
Humble Blepharitis Treatment
Depending on the severity or cause of blepharitis, there are a number of treatment options including:
- Steroid and antibiotic eye drops
- Warm compresses
- Lid scrubs
- Debridement of the bacteria and debris
- Hypochlorous acid treatment
- Demodex must be treated with tea tree oil, specifically, for which there are both in-office and at home treatment regimens.
Tea Tree Oil Treatment in Humble
With both antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects, tea tree oil has been effective at eradicating mites in lid scrubs and lid massages. This treatment is administered in Dr. Yeung’s Humble eye care office and has proven to be the most effective method in eliminating mites and irritation.
Please call us today to schedule an appointment and review the best option with your Humble eye doctor.