Treatment and Control of Blepharitis

Prolonged treatment of the symptoms of ocular psoriasis may also be addressed with the ocular application of Psoriasis-Ltd. The process of applying Psoriasis-Ltd III to the eye is the same as the skin. Wash the face and eye area as described in your personalized Letter of Instructions and leave the skin wet as well as the eye socket area. The eye that Psoriasis-Ltd III is to be applied to first is closed for an eyelid application of 1/2 second with Psoriasis-Ltd III. The Psoriasis-Ltd III disk is 'gently glided' across the closed wet eyelid to dissolve a small amount of Psoriasis-Ltd III onto the eyelid. The Psoriasis-Ltd III "penetrates and migrates" so only a 1/2 second application or a 'quick' is needed as the wet skin causes the proper amount of Psoriasis-Ltd III to dissolve off on to the eyelid.

Blepharitis is a chronic condition which can be controlled with extra attention to lid hygiene. Treatment of ocular psoriasis and blepharitis requires a highly motivated patient. A dermatologist treats the direct impact of psoriasis on the skin but is not trained in the treatment of psoriasis involving the eyes. An ophthalmologist specializes in the treatment of eye conditions does not always link this to a co-coordinating treatment for psoriasis manifestations of the skin.

Significant tear dysfunction or blepharitis has been found to occur with ocular psoriasis. If a symptom like blepharitis does occur with ocular psoriasis, ophthalmologic surgeries such as photorefractive keratectomy or LASIK, both designed to correct vision or even cataract surgery should be avoided. Tear dysfunction can be improved in cases of ocular psoriasis by increasing the moisture to the eye. When the body and obviously the eys ae very dehydrated, tearing or lubrication can not be effective. Simply drink more water. The amount of water needed will be between 8 for the very smallest person to 16 for a much larger person that is very active. For some this simple treatment is all that is necessary to control and manage their ocular psoriasis symptoms.

Many psoriasis sufferers are uncomfortable with the process of treating ocular psoriasis with steroids and antibiotics. While realizing the need for these extreme treatment options in a severe situation, for long-term treatment they are clearly not the answer or a viable psoriasis treatment option. One solution for the long-term treatment of ocular psoriasis and blepharitis is increasing your water intake to supplement the moisture to the eye area, including in your diet three servings per week from the Omega-3 supplements. These essential fatty supplements aid in an overall balanced diet as well as easing the discomfort of ocular psoriasis.

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is an inflammatory ocular psoriasis condition affecting the eyelids. Blepharitis is simply an irritation of the eyelids with red irritated skin that is itcy and grainy feeling which can cause an inflammation or swollen eyelids and psoriasis. Some patients have sties and cornea inflammation and well as keretitis and conjunctivitis.

The Cause of Blepharitis

Blepharitis a common eye condition with many potential causes. Blepharitis may occur as a result of prolonged psoriatic arthritis. However, blepharitid may have formed from an ocular infection, which needs to be treated with a prescription.

Blepharitis results from a malfunction of the oil glands of the lids. Systemic conditions such as psoriasis can have a direct impact on all parts of the body's normal function. There are approximately 80 oil glands surrounding the eyelid. Anytime the immune balance of the body id disrupted these oil glands may react by producing too much, too little, or even the wrong kind of oils. This malfunction causes the eyelids to become inflamed, irritated, red and itchy. The skin condition rosacea is a common illness involving the production and function of the oil glands and may be a cause of contributor to blepharitis.

Blepharitis may be the result of direct contact with allergens present in the environment. Bacterial exposure from eye makeup, ocular lubricants and contact lens solutions can all lead to eye infections and Blepharitis.