When your pediatric patient presents with irritated, itchy eyelids with reddened lid margins, diagnosing blepharitis may be the easy part of patient care. Implementing a treatment regimen for patients who are infants, toddlers, or school-age children, requires optometrists to use not only their knowledge but their clinical art of practice as well.
In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs, if they prescribed topical antibiotics for blepharitis, their top reason for doing so.
In a poll fielded on the Optometry Times website, we asked ODs what they used for first-line therapy for blepharitis patients.
Do you reach first for warm compresses or lid scrubs? What about antibiotics? Weigh in!
With 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.
Asking your patients to spend a few minutes a day brings big benefits
The ocular surface encompasses not only the cornea, but the all-important supporting conjunctiva that is divided into the bulbar, limbal, palpebral, forneaceal, and marginal zones.
Laura M. Periman, MD, moves away from detergents for blepharitis treatment
Dr. Scott Schachter discusses four updates to demodex blepharitis, from diagnosis to management