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Blepharitis Resource Center

Poll: What is your first-line therapy for blepharitis?Do you reach first for warm compresses or lid scrubs? What about antibiotics? Weigh in!
Pros and cons of available MGD treatmentsWith the majority of treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription, focusing on tear supplements and the increase of the natural tear, there may not have been a shift in focus or thinking by most practitioners.
In blepharitis, expert looks to restore eye's natural balanceLaura M. Periman, MD, moves away from detergents for blepharitis treatment
Demodex update: 4 things you need to knowDr. Scott Schachter discusses four updates to demodex blepharitis, from diagnosis to management
Incorporating meibomian gland imagingAdding this technology can improve your diagnosis and better educate your patients
Understanding and defining MGDThe Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society’s Meibomian Gland Workshop was tasked to sort through the literature to determine proper terminology of conditions affecting the lid margin. Review the terminology, gland anatomy, gland expression classifications, and treatment strategies.
4 steps to beating blepharitisBlepharitis is an inflammatory condition of the eyelids leading to red, irritated, itchy, and dandruff-like scales that form on the eyelashes.
5 ways to go beyond baby shampoo for lid hygieneCertainly, one would assume that nothing could be safer than a product designed for use with children. Television commercials with smiling, happy babies covered in frothy bubbles imply the product is harmless. Ubiquitous marketing alone creates a subconscious sense of safety for both doctor and patient.
How MGD can work for your practiceDry eye represents a major opportunity with more than 25 million people suffering from the condition in the U.S.,1 and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is thought to be the most common cause of dry eye.2 During a session at SECO, Walt Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO, shared his tips for making the most of this opportunity in your practice.
What’s all the craze about demodex?
What’s all the craze about demodex?While many eyecare practitioners (ECPs) are just now learning about Demodex infestation of the eyelids and adnexa, the fact is that this condition has been around for as long as mankind. The entomologists Johannsen and Riley from Cornell University first described the species in detail anatomically as early as 1915, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that clinical reports of demodex-related blepharitis began to emerge in the literature.