Blepharitis (bleh-fuh-rai-tis) is an inflammation of the eyelids in which they become red, irritated and itchy and dandruff-like scales form on the eyelashes. It is a common eye disorder which affects people of all ages and is caused by either bacteria or certain skin conditions.
Blepharitis can be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye examination
Foreign Body Sensation - the feeling that something is in your eye, or a gritty sensation in your eye
Red & swollen eyelids
Crusting of eyelids
Missing or misdirected eyelashes
Inflammation of eye tissue, particularly the cornea
Treatment depends on the type of blepharitis. In many cases, good hygiene can help control blepharitis. This includes frequently washing the scalp and face, using warm compresses to soak the eyelids and scrubbing the eyelids. When a bacterial infection is causing or accompanies blepharitis, antibiotics and other medications may be prescribed.
Skin and eyelid hygiene
What can I do about blepharitis?
Source: YouTube, Eye Smart - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Source: YouTube, Moorfield's Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust