​​Deer Eye Clinic

 Ophthalmology Group

Office Hours:

​8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

Office Phone(501) 224-4701

Office Fax(501) 224-1003​

Optical Line(501) 224-4359

Office Hours:

​8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

Office Phone(501) 224-4701

Office Fax(501) 224-1003​

Optical Line(501) 224-4359

  • Apply Warm Compresses: Put a clean, warm washcloth (compress) on each eye for five minutes, two or three times every day. Rewarm the washcloths when they get cold. Compresses help to loosen eyelash crusts, melt oil gland plugs, and decrease itching and burning.
  • Gently Wash Your Eyelids: Wash your eyelid after you take the compress off of your eye. Make a mixture of two to three drops of baby shampoo in one-half cup of warm water. Dip a clean washcloth in this mixture and close your eye. Pull your eyelid slightly forward and clean your eyelid and eyelashes. Rinse your eyelid well with clean, warm water.
  • Commercially Available Lid Scrubs: OcuSoft lid scrub, Sterilid, Cleeravue-M. Use as recommended by ophthalmologists one or two times a day.
  • Use Prescribed Antibiotics: Drops, ointments, or steroid/antibiotic combinations are sometimes used to cure your symptoms. An oral antibiotic called Doxycycline is used in low doses to decrease inflammation and thin your eye oils.
  • Beta 3 Omega Fatty Acids: Eat more fish, a good source of these oils. Enteric-coated fish oil or flax seed oil supplements can be taken two to three times a day. By increasing your intake of Beta 3 omega fatty acids, your quality of the oil produced by your lid glands improve, reducing the symptoms of blepharitis.
  • Restasis: This is a prescription medication that is usually reserved for severe, chronic cases of dry eyes and/or blepharitis. One to two drops a day of Restasis helps reduce the overall inflammation in the eye.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          <<Back

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is inflammation (redness and swelling) of the eyelids. Your eyelids, eyelashes, eyelid oil glands, or whites of the eyes may be affected by this problem. Blepharitis may come back after treatment and become a chronic condition that needs to continuously be managed.


What are the treatment options?