A condition causing inflammation of the eyelids, commonly at the edges, and usually affecting both eyes.

Antibiotic treatments

Antibiotic eye ointment or drops may be advised for a while if an eyelid becomes infected.

Antibiotics are prescribed by the general practitioners and /or ophthalmologists. They are available in various forms such as ointment, eye drops, gel, oral formulations etc. Please contact your local GP or health care professional for further advice on antibiotics.

Bacterial eye infections are generally treated topically with eye drops and eye ointments. Systemic administration is sometimes appropriate in blepharitis.

For severe cases of blepharitis, antibiotic-steroid combination ointments may be used to decrease inflammation in the short term.

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