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Information About Blepharitis

We Have to Know about the Blepharitis

  • Inflammation of the eyelid occurs when tiny oil glands located near the base of the eyelashes malfunction resulting in bacterial overgrowth leading to inflamed, irritated and itchy eyelids

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any discharge and pain from the eye?

Causes of Blepharitis

  • Seborrheic dermatitis — dandruff of the scalp and eyebrows
  • Rosacea — a skin condition characterized by facial
  • redness

Do’s and Don’ts of Blepharitis

  • Don’t rub the eye, clean with water and neat cloth

Signs & Symptoms Blepharitis

  • Watery or red eyes
  • A gritty, burning sensation in the eye
  • Itchy, red, swollen eyelids
  • Flaking of the skin around the eyes
  • Crusted eyelashes upon awakening
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Frothy tears
  • Eyelashes that grow abnormally (misdirected eyelashes)
  • Loss of eyelashes

Medical advice for Blepharitis

  •  If your signs and symptoms don’t seem to be improving despite good hygienic practices — regular cleaning and care of the area

Risk factors of Blepharitis

  • Dry eye
  • Acne rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Female
  • Age

Treatment for Blepharitis

  • Good hygiene — regular cleaning of the area Self-care
  • Apply a heat compress over your closed eye for ten minutes
  • Immediately afterward, use a flannel moistened with heat water and some drops of baby shampoo to clean away any oily scrap or scales at the bottom of your eyelashes
  • Rinse your eyelid with warm water and gently pat it dry with a clean, dry towel
  • If you have dandruff, using a dandruff shampoo may help alleviate your symptoms

Investigations for Blepharitis

  • Fundoscopy
Symptoms Blepharitis
 Symptoms Blepharitis