In order to make a blepharitis diagnosis, your doctor will ask you a number of questions related to your medical history and will perform an eye exam. Usually, no additional tests are required in order to make a diagnosis.
Depending on the severity, treatment for the condition may involve:
- Proper eye hygiene
- Eyelid massage
- Treatment for scalp dandruff or acne rosacea.
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Complications can occur as a result of blepharitis symptoms. Common related complications include:
- Problems with the tear film.
For most people, blepharitis is a chronic (long-lasting) condition. There currently is no cure. Fortunately, vision is not affected by it.
The goal of treatment is to minimize related symptoms and their effect on a person's life. In most cases, the right treatment will reduce symptoms. Blepharitis does tend to recur, and symptoms can change over time. Therefore, people with the condition should continue to work with their doctor to find the treatment that works best for them.