Which medications are used in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Useful medications in the treatment of blepharitis may include topical antibiotics, topical corticosteroids, and oral antibiotics. Typical blepharitis may be treated with a hygiene regimen and topical antibiotic ointment. Use of combination corticosteroid and antibiotic ointment should not be long term but may prove useful in reduction of inflammation in difficult cases. Oral tetracycline class antibiotics may be required for refractory cases. Also, a combination antibiotic and steroid drop may be required for associated corneal disease. [6]


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