Blepharitis Specialist

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Dr. Edward Washington is a blepharitis specialist and board-certified ophthalmologist serving Norcross, GA & Peachtree Corners. 

Call 770-285-7910 now or visit us at 4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1, Peachtree Corners, Georgia.

What is Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common and often chronic condition characterized by inflammation of the eyelids. It can affect individuals of all ages and may lead to discomfort, irritation, and other eye-related symptoms. 

Causes : 

  • Bacterial or fungal infections
  • Overgrowth of normal skin bacteria
  • Dysfunction of the meibomian glands, which produce the oily component of tears
  • Skin conditions such as rosacea or seborrheic dermatitis
  • Poor eyelid hygiene
  • Allergic reactions to substances like makeup or contact lens solutions
  • Environmental factors such as pollution or allergens

How Is Blepharitis Diagnosed?

  • Comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist
  • Evaluation of medical history, including symptoms and previous treatments
  • Detailed examination of the eyelids and surrounding structures, looking for signs of inflammation, crusting, or debris
  • Assessment of tear quality and quantity, which may involve tear film evaluation tests

What Is The Treatment Of Blepharitis? 

  • Warm compresses applied to the eyelids to loosen crusts and debris and alleviate discomfort
  • Gentle eyelid scrubbing with diluted baby shampoo or commercially available eyelid cleansers to remove debris and bacteria
  • Topical antibiotics or corticosteroids to manage infection and inflammation, either in the form of eye drops, ointments, or eyelid wipes
  • Lubricating eye drops or ointments to relieve dryness and irritation associated with blepharitis
  • Oral antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications in severe or chronic cases
  • Meibomian gland expression or eyelid massage to improve the function of the oil glands and prevent blockages
  • Lifestyle and hygiene modifications, such as avoiding eye makeup, using hypoallergenic products, and practicing good eyelid hygiene
Peachtree Ophthalmology- Eye Doctor Near Me in Norcross GA

At Peachtree Ophthalmology, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of blepharitis and other eye conditions. Dr. Washington, our experienced ophthalmologist, offers personalized care tailored to your needs. If you’re experiencing symptoms of blepharitis or other eye concerns, schedule an appointment with us at our office in Norcross near Peachtree Corners. Let us help you achieve optimal eye health and comfort.

How To Contact Us

Our eye clinic is ideally located close to the intersection of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Spalding Dr. Serving Norcross GA, Duluth, Sandy Springs, Roswell & Johns Creek.

Address

4045 Wetherburn Way, Ste 1
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Phone & Fax

770-285-7910
770-609-8356

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun: Closed

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