When to seek medical advice if you have Blepharitis?
Publish date 06-03-2016


When to seek medical advice if you have Blepharitis? © 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology

 

 

 

When to seek medical advice if you have Blepharitis?



Seeking medical advice is very important to prevent further complications but you should know when you should and when you shouldn't seek help.


These criteria might help you:

1- When there is no improvement of your condition with conservative use of warm compresses and lid hygiene.

2- Worsening of the condition. Sometimes sebaceous carcinoma can be presented with symptoms of blepharitis. Your doctor will be able to differentiate between both.

3- Eye pain.

4- Eye discharge.

5- Red eye.

6- Change in vision either suddenly or gradually. Sudden loss of vision needs immediate medical care. Dramatic change of vision is rarely due to Blepharitis.

7- A sore that appears on the eyelid which is either persist or increase in size. It should be evaluated by your doctor to determine its nature.

 

 

 

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