Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (cont.)
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Blepharitis usually responds well to treatment. Your ophthalmologist will monitor your response to therapy on a periodic basis. Usually one visit is sufficient, with additional exams carried out only if it doesn't respond adequately to the treatment.
If it is caused by an allergy at home or at work, simply avoiding the allergen (for example, a dog or cat), may avoid future problems.
Long-term eyelid care may be necessary to prevent a recurrence of blepharitis. This may involve a combination of lid scrubs and medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/26/2015
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