This is a common inflammation of the eye lids with dry eye or bacterial infections. Some kind of skin conditions may also cause inflammation of the eyelids. It occurs where the eyelashes are.

SYMPTOMS

  • Watery or red eyes
  • A gritty, burning sensation in the eye
  • Eyelids that appear greasy, swollen or itchy
  • Skin Flakes around the eyes
  • Crusted eyelashes upon awakening
  • Eyelid sticking
  • More frequent blinking
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes)
  • Loss of eyelashes

DIAGNOSE

Eyelid examinations or swabbing skin tests help diagnose the disease. It can be diagnosed in a normal or regular eye exam since the inflammation can be seen very clearly.

TREATMENT

  • Cleaning the affected area : It is very necessary to keep the affected area by cleaning regularly with a warm cloth.
  • Medications : In case of bacterial inflammation, Eyedrops containing antibiotics help control the disease.
  • Steroids or ointments. Eyedrops or ointments containing steroids can help control inflammation in your eyes and your eyelids.
  • Artificial tears. Lubricating eyedrops or artificial tears are also very usefull for the blepharitis.
  • Treating underlying conditions. Blepharitis caused by seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea or other diseases may be controlled by treating the underlying disease.

Unfortunatelly, it can relapse quite often althouh treated well.