If the inflammatory level is not severe, try to relieve it at home by washing your eyes with clean water and compressing it with warm water. If this does not help to relieve inflammation, see your doctor.
Treatment of blepharitis by a doctor will depend on the results of the examination. An antibiotic drug in the form of eye drops and eye ointments will be prescribed by a doctor if inflammation is caused by a bacterial infection. Especially in cases of infection that has spread to the outside of the eyelids, antibiotic eye drops are the most commonly prescribed drugs by doctors to overcome these conditions. If the condition does not improve with the use of drugs in the eye, your doctor may give you a drinking antibiotic.
Your doctor will prescribe steroid medications in the form of drops and ointments if the inflammation of your eyelids is not caused by infection. If you experience irritation that interfere with dry eye symptoms, usually the doctor will prescribe eye drops that have the effect of lubricate.
During the treatment, you should eat foods that contain omega-3. Because according to research, these substances can help cure symptoms of blepharitis. Examples of foods containing omega-3s include:
- Sardines, tuna, salmon
- Soy beans and soy products
- Green leafy vegetables