Blepharitis (Eyelash Root Inflammation)
Eyelash root inflammation (blepharitis) is frequently seen in the community. Dandruff, itching, redness, loss and weakening of eyelashes are the most common findings.
Blepharitis can be caused by the micro-organisms that are common in our flora settled on the bottom of the eyelashes, or it can be seen secondary to a skin problem called seborrheic dermatitis.
Sometimes it can be in a mixed form with the coexistence of the two conditions. It can affect the glands that secrete oil at the base of the eyelashes.
If these glands become infected, a stye can occur. Styes may turn into a cyst (chalazion), in which case the cysts may need to be drained by surgery.
If Blepharitis continues for a long time, the ducts of the glands that secrete oil may become blocked and cause dry eyes. In this case, the patient's eyes burning, stinging, increasing redness during the day. The most important step in the treatment of blepharitis is to ensure the hygiene of the eyelash base.
To clean the eyelashes, a special shampoo should be used. In addition, if there is an infection, antibiotic drops and ointments can be used.
Styes may turn into a cyst (chalazion), in which case the cysts may need to be drained by surgery.
If Blepharitis continues for a long time, the ducts of the oil-secreting glands can become blocked and cause dry eyes. In this case, the patient's eyes burning, stinging, increasing redness during the day.
The most important step in the treatment of blepharitis is to provide lash base hygiene. It is necessary to use a special shampoo to clean the bottom of the eyelashes. In addition, if there is an infection, antibiotic drops and ointments can be used.
If blepharitis (eyelash root inflammation) does not go away, does it harm the eyes?
Eyelash root inflammation must be treated. If the treatment is not done, the microorganisms that form on the bottom of the eyelashes damage the bottom of the eyelashes and cause the eyelashes to fall out.
Patients will feel uncomfortable when their eyelashes fall out. The most important factor is the mouths of the glands that provide oil release at the bottom of the eyelashes.
When there is an infection, the blockages that occur in the mouths of the channels cause a decrease in oil secretion. The decrease in oil secretion causes the eye surface to dry faster and patients have dry eye.
This can cause serious eye problems due to dry eye. The susceptibility to infection on the surface of the eye is very high.
Corneal inflammations and conjunctival inflammations are more common. If corneal inflammation is more frequent, there may be serious problems with the cornea, and even situations leading to eye loss may occur.
Is Blepharitis Permanent?
Kirpik dibi There are 2 reasons for inflammation. The first is due to the skin-related causes, which are eyelash inflammations seen in individuals with seborrheic dermatitis.
Secondly, staphylococci are the most common etiology factors related to microorganisms.
It is possible for microorganisms to settle in this area and accordingly to make an infection at the bottom of the eyelashes.
If there is an infection, treatment of this blepharitis infection will provide relief and relief of the disease.
If we come across as a skin problem rather than an infection, eyelash root inflammation should be treated continuously and eyelash bottoms should be cleaned.
These are long-term and treatments are permanent, especially for people with seborrheic dermatitis.
Does Blepharitis Cream Work?
In Blepharitis treatment, it is moist to clean the bottom of the eyelashes. Cleaning is done with shampoos. If there is an infection, antibiotic creams for infection should be applied to the bottom of the eyelashes.
Again, artificial tears are used as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of blepharitis.
There are no cream-type treatments or cosmetic treatments other than antibiotics to relieve eyelash root inflammation.
How is Blepharitis (Lash Bottom Inflammation) Diagnosed?
Inflammation of the lashes is clinically manifested by the presence of dandruff around the eyelids of the patients and the presence of dandruff at the base of the eyelashes.
Apart from this, there is itching in the parts of these dandruff. Again, dry eye symptoms occur in patients due to the obstruction of the mouths of the channels that release oil at the bottom of the eyelashes.
The patient comes to the physician clinically with symptoms such as burning, stinging, and light sensitivity.
When we perform a slit-lamp examination, findings such as dandruff at the bottom of the eyelashes, shedding of the eyelashes, ulcerated areas in the areas where the eyelashes are located, weak and lightening of the eyelashes are often the findings that make the diagnosis of blepharitis.
How Is Blepharitis (Lash Bottom Inflammation) Treated?
The important thing in the process after the eyelash root treatment is to keep the eyelashes clean.
For this, the harvesters need to clean their eyelash roots even after their blepharitis is cured and after their treatment.
There is no time for the treatment to pass, especially in patients with seborrheic dermatitis in this group of patients, because sometimes there is inflammation at the bottom of the eyelashes due to skin problems.
These people must clean their eyelashes for the rest of their lives. It will be appropriate to use shampoos used in eyelash bottom cleaning.
How is Blepharitis (Eyelash Root Inflammation) Treatment?
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash root. When there is inflammation at the bottom of the eyelashes, symptoms such as itching and dandruff may appear in patients.
The treatment is as follows; In particular, these dandruff should be removed and cleaned. For this, eyelash bottoms should be cleaned with special shampoos for eyelashes.
Since there are glands that release oil at the bottom of the eyelashes, the channels of these glands can be blocked in the case of blepharitis.
If the glands that cause oil secretion at the bottom of the eyelashes are blocked, the patient will have dry eye symptoms. Therefore, it should be added to the eyelash base cleaning in the treatment for dry eyes.
Artificial tears should be given. If there is an eyelash root inflammation secondary to an infection, antibiotic treatment should be applied together.
In other words, cleaning the bottom of the eyelashes, antibiotic therapy and artificial tears are the basic treatments.
In addition, by applying hot applications, softening the dryness of the eyelashes and cleaning them in this way, providing the fluidity of the hardened oils of the glands that release oil with hot applications are among the treatments.
Sevim CAKMAK, MD
Eye Diseases Specialist
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