Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
Blepharitis is a common and persistent inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms include irritation, itching, and occasionally a red eye. This condition frequently occurs in people who have oily skin, dandruff, or dry eyes. The resulting irritation causes dandruff-like scales and particles to form along the lashes and eyelid margins. Both upper and lower eyelids become coated with oily debris and bacteria near the base of the eyelashes, causing the eye to feel irritated and become inflamed.
Regular, thorough cleansing of the lid margin helps control blepharitis. A warm cloth placed over closed eyelids for five minutes will help to soften crusts and loosen oily debris. Another alternative is to use a mild baby shampoo or a prepared eyelid cleansing solution with a cotton ball, cotton swab, or clean cloth to gently scrub the lids for about two minutes. Thoroughly rinse the eyelids and pat dry. Many medications are available for treatment but are not sufficient without the daily cleansing routine. When required, your physician may prescribe antibiotics to control any other associated bacterial infections.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Weingarten has helped numerous Detroit cataract surgery and LASIK patients realize their vision correction goals. In addition to refractive surgery, he offers a complete array of general eye care procedures, including presbyopia evaluation and treatment and glaucoma surgery in Detroit. Recognizing the utmost importance regular eye examinations play in good eye health, Dr. Weingarten offers comprehensive eye exams in Detroit.