BLEFARITIS: What is it, what the symptoms are and what treatment exists

BLEFARITIS: What is it, what the symptoms are and what treatment exists

Blepharitis symptoms and treatments

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the palpebral edge producing thickening and redness. This usually results in itching, burning, photophobia, tearing and even the presence of whitish scales around the follicles of the eyelashes with desicbed discharge.

The exact cause of blepharitisisunknown.


Visionker – Ophthalmological Clinic of Torrevieja (Alicante)


It could be associated with one or more factors, including:

  • Various types of dermatitis
  • Rosacea
  • Infection
  • Obstruction or malfunction of the eyelid meiboium glands
  • Presence of demodex (a type of mite) on the eyelashes
  • All kinds of allergies

There are several types of treatments for blepharitis, but none is definitive and in all cases it is aimed at hygiene and specific cleaning of the palpebral edge. Sometimes other anti-inflammatory or antibiotic measures may be necessary that should be regimened by your specialist doctor.

At Visionker, we offer personalized treatment sessions in which we perform deep eyelid cleaning and show you how you can do it at home, yourself, in the most appropriate way. We have different options that suit you. It can be a single session or a pack of different sessions: weekly, monthly, etc…



Dr. Mirja Winberg
OPTOMETRISTA at VISIONKER Eye Clinic, Torrevieja

Dr. José Ruiz-Colechá – Specialist in Oculoplastic (palpebral surgery / tear pathways), cataract surgery, cornea and eye surface.

EYE DOCTOR at Visionker Eye clinic in Torrevieja


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