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Daydreamer24
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I have had blethritis, crustation of the eye-lid, for as long as I can remember. I've only been diagnosed with it since about 4 years ago, when I was probably about 10. You probably won't know what blethritis is unless you find information about it, but I was wondering what I can do to stop it from coming back so often. Anything, I will try. I notice that half way into the day I have big yellow-green balls of crust on the inner-part of my eyelid/lash. Sometimes they are so annoying and distract me from seeing and get caught up in my eye that I have to pull them out, and then my eye lashes come out as well, and they'll be growing back for a week or two. Is there anything I can do that will help? Thank ya, so much. =)

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Hi daydreamer,

how about asking the eye specialist who diagnosed you? I bet (s)he could help you better than any of us here, as we aren't medical professionals.

I made a quick search at WebMD on blepharitis, and it came up with this article here, which said:

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Prevention
Cleaning eyelids carefully will help restore the normal environment for the eyelid.

It also lists several causes for bleapharitis, and several kinds of treatment, so you might want to be re-dagnosed and get treatment: the article also says that healing and an improvement should take place as quickly as after 2 or 3 days of treatment.


Another article at WebMD lists

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TREATMENT AND PATIENT CARE.
Warm saline compresses may be used to soften secretions. The eyelids are cleansed with "no tears" baby shampoo. Exudate and scales should be removed by stroking downward and sideways. Antibiotic salve or eyedrops are administered as prescribed. In some cases systemic antibiotic therapy is indicated.

So if I were you, I'd definitely re-check with my doc to see whether there is any medication that might help.

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My Dad has it too, just not as severe at me. And my optimologist told me it's hereditary? I didn't know there were actual "causes" for it. Oh well. Thanks for doin the research

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Hi daydreamer, from how I understand it (being the well meaning layperson that I am), your opthamologists opinion isn't contradicted, really.

The one article lists (among others) seborrheic dermatitis or allergies as the cause for blepharitis, and my guess is that these things could probably be hereditary. Doesn't mean that they can't be treated or improved though!

So have it checked again, eh? And why not drag your dad along to the doc, too?


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