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What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the eyelids. It is commonly caused by bacterial infection and to a lesser extent by toxins, viral infections or allergies.


What are some of the symptoms?

Usually the peripheral area surrounding the eyelids show redness and there are scales and flakes at the base of eyelashes. Those suffering from Blepharitis may also feel irritation, burning and/or itching sensations around the outer eyelids.

How can Blepharitis be treated?

There is currently no known cure for Blepharitis, but the condition can be adequately treated and controlled with early detection.

Treatment centers around improved hygiene with regards to eyelids. Thorough cleaning, prescribed antibiotics, and the use of lubricants are all potential treatment options.