I have had Blepharitis for 2 weeks now & just got glasses so I can see without my contacts. I had to wait until I got new glasses to be able to treat this condition. Besides a warm washcloth on the eyes & eye lids, what eye drops both over the counter & prescription are best to treat Blepharitis?
There are no over the counter eye drops available to cure blepharitis (inflammation of the eyelid), but lubricant eye drops such as Systane and Refresh can help soothe the irritation and prevent dry eye which can aggravate this condition. Contact lenses can also contribute to eye irritation and should not be worn while you have blepharitis. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience eye pain or visual disturbances, or if you experience any eye discomfort or irritation lasting longer than a week. Your physician can determine if you need prescription only eye drops or ointment. Blepharitis can be a recurring problem for many people. Cleaning the eyelids twice a day with warm water and baby shampoo, or an eyelid scrub like Ocusoft is essential to treating this condition and preventing a reoccurrence.
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