Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. Blepharitis can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute in presentation. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and eczema are more prone to flare ups. Poor facial hygiene can also be a contributing factor.

Drs. Bailey, Crossman, Drake, Maw, Meyers, or Peters can diagnose this and other eye health conditions during an eye exam. Treatment options are abundant and include over the counter remedies and prescription eyedrops and ointments. Occasionally, minor eyelid surgery is necessary to remove cysts when topical treatments are unsuccessful. Blepharitis, in some cases, requires ongoing treatment along with eyelid hygiene to maintain eye comfort and appearance.

At Eye Essentials Optical, we strive to provide the highest quality of eyewear in Omaha, NE and the surrounding communities. Our doctors and the entire staff of Eye Essentials Optical look forward to helping you and your family find the best pair of glasses, sunglasses, and/or contact lenses to meet your visual needs.