Blepharitis is a chronic condition. We will be able help you get it under control, but not cure it, as it is a persistent disease. For this reason, learning how to take care of your eyelids is very important in order to help our doctors improve your condition faster and to prevent is from coming back again. Here, at New York Laser Vision, we have a highly knowledgeable patient education consultant, who can sit down with you and go over the at-home treatments, over-the-counter products that may help, proper application of prescription medications, and other treatment options.
In certain cases, such as with Blepharitis caused by infection or infestation or allergies, medical treatment is needed to improve your condition and prevent it from causing other eye and vision problems. Those may include both drops, ointments, and oral pills. We reserve the oral treatment for those who don’t respond to other methods or in cases when other body parts (frequently the face) are also affected (in case of resistant rosacea, for example).
At New York Laser Vision Dry Eye and Blepharitis Center, we offer the latest in treatment of these common conditions. One such treatment is IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). The treatment is reserved for patients who are unable or unwilling to use drops and ointments frequently (or for prolonged periods of time as is sometimes required), or for those who don’t respond to usual medical treatment. The treatment is safe, painless, and effective. An increased number of patients who do not feel better from common treatments are coming to New York Laser Vision specifically for IPL Dry Eye/Blepharitis treatment. We have seen a great response rate to this brand-new, innovative treatment, and more and more of our blepharitis patients are able to finally be free from constant drop and ointment use! While the procedure is not covered by any insurance plans, it’s affordable and, to make it even more so, we offer interest-free financing.