Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, he or she will perform an exhaustive eye and eyelid examination.
If considered necessary, he or she will take a sample of the secretion or crusts on the eyelids to analyze it and determine if there is any bacterial or fungal infection or any allergic reaction causing it.
In addition to recommending that you keep your eyelids clean and apply warm gauze, your doctor may prescribe topical or oral antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, or others that are necessary in the event of the presence of an underlying condition.
In case of identifying any blockage of the eyelids’ sebaceous glands, pulsed phototherapy can be used to eliminate the obstructions. Blepharitis is usually chronic and recurrent, so it is necessary to maintain permanent care of the eyelids to avoid complications.
Sometimes, as there is no improvement with treatment and only one eye is affected, it could be eyelid cancer, so additional tests will be required to confirm or rule out the diagnosis.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.