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    Experts offer top blepharitis tips

     

     

    Leslie O’Dell, OD, FAAO

    York, PA

    Optometry Times Editorial Advisory Board member

     

    1. Start the slit lamp exam with lash and lid evaluation. I start with closed eyes to view the top eyelid margin.

    2. Take photos! Seeing is believing for these patients, and images are great for adherence to treatment.

    Related: Treating blepharitis in the pediatric population

    3. Read the labels. Before recommending products to patients,  be sure you are familiar with the ingredients. Some well-known brands use chemicals, such as alcohol, which are not ocular surface friendly.

    4. Always evaluate the meibomian glands for patients with blepharitis.

    5. Don’t forget demodex.

    Up next: Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

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