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Scott S Weissman, MD -  - Ophthalmologist

Scott S Weissman, MD

Ophthalmologist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

At his office in Midtown East, Manhattan, Scott S. Weissman, MD, uses his expertise — including fellowship training in eye inflammation — to treat blepharitis in his patients throughout New York City. If you’ve noticed that one or both of your eyelids is inflamed, get in touch with the office as soon as you can to schedule your appointment and start your blepharitis treatment. Call Scott S. Weissman, MD, or make your appointment online today.

Blepharitis Q & A

What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a condition that causes your eyelids to become inflamed, usually due to clogged oil glands at the base of your eyelashes. It can be triggered by several things, but the result is a swollen, uncomfortable eyelid. Other symptoms of blepharitis include:

  • Redness around your eyes
  • Eyes that feel watery
  • Light sensitivity
  • Flakey or crusted skin around your eye
  • Itching
  • Burning feeling in your eye
  • The sensation of something in your eye
  • Greasy-looking eyelids

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, first try cleaning the area. Keep it clean and dry for a few days to see if your condition improves. If it doesn’t improve, visit the office of Scott S. Weissman, MD, to get to the bottom of what’s causing your uncomfortable symptoms. 

What causes blepharitis?

Blepharitis most commonly affects people with excess bacteria at the base of their eyelashes. Other things can also contribute to the development of blepharitis, including:

  • Allergy to eye makeup, medications, or contact lens solution
  • Infection
  • Scalp or eyebrow dandruff
  • Problems with the oil glands on your eye
  • Rosacea
  • Eyelash lice or mites

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important that you make an appointment with Dr. Weissman. Blepharitis, if left untreated, can lead to complications like sties, the loss of eyelashes, recurring pink eye, and corneal injury. For effective treatment to resolve your blepharitis and protect your eye health, make an appointment with Dr. Weissman.

How is blepharitis treated?

Under the direction of Dr. Weissman, a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist, you have access to the latest blepharitis treatments available today. After diagnosing your blepharitis, Dr. Weissman and his team develop a treatment plan for your unique eye situation.

That might be antibiotic drops if your blepharitis is the result of an infection, or an ointment to control the inflammation in your eyelid. Dr. Weissman discusses your treatment options with you.

Throughout your treatment, applying warm compresses can help bring you relief. To get the best results from your treatment, be sure to keep your eyelids clean to prevent your oil glands from becoming clogged.

For dedicated blepharitis care, call Scott S. Weissman, MD, or make your appointment online today.