Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Alabama Corneal Specialist on Eyelid Problems

Alabama Corneal Specialist Marc Michelson, M.D. shared information about eyelid problems, inflammation, infection and blepharitis. “A pretty common eyelid problem called blepharitis can be an ongoing condition where the eyelids become inflamed and swollen, with oily particles and bacteria coating the eyelid margin near the base of the eyelashes,” explained Dr. Michelson. “For many patients this is annoying and causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eyes. We don’t completely understand all of the causes of blepharitis but we do know that it can be associated with a bacterial eye infection, symptoms of dry eyes or certain types of skin conditions such as acne rosacea,” he further explained.

While blepharitis is often a chronic, or ongoing, condition, it can usually be controlled with one of more types of treatment that may include warm compresses, eyelid scrubs, antibiotic ointment, nutritional therapy and good overall eyebrow, scalp and hair hygiene.

If you or someone you know suffers from please feel free to call Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham at 205-930-0930 to schedule an appointment so that we can help.

If you or someone you know suffers from eyelid problems, inflammation, infection or blepharitis they are encouraged to schedule an eye examination at Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham by calling 205-930-0930, visit Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or facebook.com/michelsonlaservision so that we can help identify the possible causes and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham staffed by a team of specialists including eye doctors who are fellowship trained cornea specialists and cataract and lens implant specialists-all board certified Ophthalmologists-as well as Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser eye surgery such as LASIK for laser vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma.