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Blepharitis is an eye disorder that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. Although it does not typically cause any serious harm to eyesight, blepharitis can be incredibly uncomfortable, interfering with your quality of life. Symptoms include flaking and crusting on the eyelids, itching, a burning sensation in the eye, redness, and general irritation.

If you are experiencing symptoms of blepharitis, call us today at (888) 339-8143 to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced Westlake Village ophthalmologist Dr. Rajesh Khanna.

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Understanding Blepharitis

There are two main forms of blepharitis:

  • Posterior blepharitis – This form of the disease occurs at the inner edge of your eyelid, where the lid makes contact with the surface of your eye. Posterior blepharitis is usually caused by irregular oil production in your eyelid glands, which can promote bacteria growth. However, posterior blepharitis can also be caused by skin conditions like rosacea and acne.
  • Anterior blepharitis – This type of blepharitis occurs at the outside front edge of your eyelid, where the eyelashes attach. It can be caused by many different factors, but bacteria and scalp/eyebrow dandruff are the two most common causes.

Although some patients only notice minor irritation and itching, others may experience more severe blepharitis symptoms, such as blurry vision and corneal inflammation.

Blepharitis Treatment

Treatment for blepharitis will depend on the underlying cause of your condition, and how severe it is. Dr. Khanna may initially recommend an eyelid hygiene regimen, including warm compresses and lid scrubs. If you have bacterial blepharitis, antibiotics may be prescribed as well.

Topical and oral medicines are used in more severe blepharitis cases, along with nutritional supplementation. Dr. Khanna will create an individualized blepharitis treatment plan for you based on the specific circumstances of your disorder.

If you have symptoms of blepharitis, please contact The Khanna Institute today or call (888) 339-8143 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients throughout Beverly Hills, Westlake Village, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles, California.