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Blepharitis

 

Blepharitis is a chronic condition causing inflammation of the rims of the eyelids.

Causes

  • Scalp dandruff
  • Rosacea
  • Problems with oil glands in the eyelids
  • Bacteria

Symptoms

  • Eye irritation and burning
  • Itchy eyes
  • Gritty sensation in the eyes
  • Tearing
  •  Redness and swelling of the eyelids
  • Crusty or flaky eyelids
  • Loss of eyelashes
  • Misdirected eyelashes

Treatment
It is a chronic condition but symptoms can be managed by:

  • Warm compresses on the eyelids
  • Cleansing with baby shampoo
  • Eye massage
  • Ointments
  • Antibiotics in case of bacterial infection
  • Eye drops
  • Treating scalp dandruff or rosacea