Vision Institute Central

(719) 559-2020

Vision Institute North

(719) 471-4000

Eyelid Irritation and Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common inflammatory condition that causes burning, itching and irritation of the eyelids. In severe cases, it may also cause styes and irritation or inflammation of the cornea (keratitis) or conjunctiva (conjunctivitis). Demodex (eyelid mites) may cause blepharitis. Blepharitis is characterized by sandy, itchy eyes, red or swollen eyelids, and crusty or flaky skin on the eyelids.

Blepharitis is usually a chronic problem that can be controlled with extra attention to lid hygiene. Vision Institute recommends the use of Zocular lid and face wash which can be purchased in office or through our online store. We also offer an in-office procedure called Zest for a more thorough cleaning of the lids and glands. Zest is a relatively comfortable procedure that will take about 10 minutes to complete.

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