What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tiss) is inflammation of the eyelids that usually involves the outside front of the eyelid, where the eyelashes are attached – also known as Anterior Blepharitis.. The most common causes of Anterior Blepharitis are bacteria, scalp dandruff, and Demodex mite infestations.
What are the traditional treatments for Anterior Blepharitis?
The traditional treatment for Anterior Blepharitis involves the patient scrubbing their eyelid margins with non-tearing baby shampoo on a clean washrag or a cotton swab. Another option is to use one of the over-the-counter lid care products squirted on a fingertip to cleanse the eyelids. This procedure can be challenging to perform at home and have limited effectiveness, even if routinely performed.
The good news is there is a revolutionary new treatment for Anterior Blepharitis. AB MaxTM is an in-office procedure performed by your eye doctor . The AB MaxTM procedure removes all of the bacteria, scurf, and debris including dead skin cells that Demodex mites thrive on to actively treat Anterior Blepharitis.
The AB MaxTM offers an effective treatment instead of merely relying on semi-effective home lid scrubs you perform at home.
What are the symptoms of Anterior Blepharitis?
- Crusty eyelashes when you awake
- Burning or stinging sensation
- Watery eyes
- Red eyes
- Eyelid sticking together
- Gritty, foreign body sensation
- Eyelids that appear greasy or oily
- Itchy eyelids
- Red, swollen eyelids
- Flaking of the skin around the eyes
- More frequent blinking
- Sensitivity to light
- Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes)
- Loss of eyelashes