- Overview of Dry Eye Disease
- Aqueous Deficient Dry Eyes
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids that can be found at the edge of the eyelids, where eyelashes grow. Patients with blepharitis produce an increased amount of oil which can lead to irritated eyelids. This condition is usually caused by bacteria or blockage of the eye oil glands (meibomian glands) openings.
Some signs and symptoms of blepharitis include:
- Burning, itching, reddened and swollen eyelids
- A loss of eyelashes
- Sensitivity to light
Although the exact cause of blepharitis is not clear, certain factors have been found to be associated with this condition such as bacterial infections, malfunctioning oil glands, rosacea and allergic reactions.
If you suffer from Blepharitis, please call our office at (602) 467-4966 and come in to see one of our eye experts. At Horizon Eye Specialists, we use highly accurate diagnosis tools to understand your situation and evaluate the condition of your oil glands. If you are a good candidate, we will offer you a quick and effective way to treat Blepharitis, the new LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System which will immediately improve the functioning of your meibomian glands with results that keep getting better over the following months.