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BLEPHARITIS SYMPTOMS

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Burning
  • Sensation of foreign body
  • Crusting or Flaking
  • Tearing

You should always contact your doctor with these symptoms as quickly as possible

TREATMENTS

Blepharitis is commonly diagnosed by eye doctors, but it is difficult to find permanent relief of the symptoms because it's often an ongoing eye condition. Your doctor will assist you with deciding the appropriate treatment plan. As with many other eye conditions, the best treatment is prevention, or in this case, good hygiene. The following are the standard treatments for blepharitis:

  • Warm Compresses
  • Eyelid scrubs (over-the-counter)
  • Antibiotic ointment, artificial tears, or steroid eye drops
  • Nutritional therapy (proper diet, supplements such as fish oil)
  • Proper hygiene (maintaining clean skin, eyelids, eyelashes, hair/scalp, and eyebrows)
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Blepharitis is usually caused from an excess growth of bacteria normally found on the skin.

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid.

It is a common eyelid condition that is often associated with other skin conditions, eye infections, and has similar symptoms as dry eyes. Anterior blepharitis affects the outer eyelid along where the eyelashes attach to the eyelid.

CAUSES

Blepharitis is usually caused from an excess growth of bacteria normally found on the skin. In this case, the bacteria will cause scales, or dandruff-like particles, to form along the base of the eyelashes. It can also occur when there's a blockage of the oil (meibomian) glands, and possibly even allergies.

Another possible cause is acne rosacea, a skin condition that typically involves the face.

There are also other less common causes of blepharitis; two examples could be, a reaction to eye cosmetics, and eyelash mites.

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