Redness and Irritation Bugging you? Let’s Talk about Blepharitis.

eye irritation | amarillo tx Every now and then, we all may have that pesky foreign-body sensation in our eyes. It could be that we stayed up too late, or spent one too many hours in front of the computer screen. When redness and irritation become a persistent complaint, there may be more going on than a minor nuisance. You may have blepharitis.

Formal terms can sound frightening, but don’t panic. Blepharitis describes inflammation to the eyelid. That’s all. While the problem is typically not immediately serious, there is a good reason to obtain proper care for the inflammation you are experiencing. An examination by your eye doctor can determine if blepharitis is limited to the front, outer surface of the eyelid, or if it stems from dysfunction within the meibomian glands that lubricate the eyes. In many cases, patients are affected by both forms of blepharitis. Fortunately, we can develop a treatment plan to improve the condition.

When you consistently struggle with tearing, itching, irritating redness, burning, and flaking of the eyelid, what you want is relief. Over-the-counter eye drops usually don’t provide this. What is needed is professional care that inhibits bacteria from causing this irritation. In many cases, eyelid hygiene can achieve excellent results for patients with blepharitis. Avenova for eye hygiene is available in our office.

Depending on the severity and origin of blepharitis (anterior or posterior), nutritional supplementation may also be a valuable approach. Some studies have indicated that patients with posterior blepharitis, originating in the meibomian glands, may benefit from increasing their intake of Omega-3 fatty acids. These can be found in flax seed or may be taken in supplement form. The reason for increasing these fatty acids is because they facilitate lubrication of the eye.

Treating blepharitis is necessary to avoid long-term consequences to eye health, such as the thickening of the margins of the eyelid, visible capillaries, or the loss of eyelashes.

Avenova is available over the counter from your Amarillo area ophthalmologist. This product is formulated to reduce inflammation quickly through twice-a-day use.

Destroy the bacteria on your eyelids and in the oil glands of the eye for long-term comfort and eye health. Contact the office of Dr. Murrell at  806-351-1177.

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This is the latest IOL for Dr. Murrell's cataract practice. The LAL is the first IOL that can be adjusted after the surgery. Dr. Murrell can customize your IOL so that you can have the vision that you desire.

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What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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