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.


  • 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


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.


  • 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.