Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid's oil glands, and occasionally allergies.
Blepharitis is a common eye condition, causing the eyelids to be reddened, itchy, and somewhat swollen and scaly-appearing at the base of the eyelashes. It is the most common cause of dry eyes. A dysfunction of the eyelid's oil glands that leads to blepharitis occurs because of a hormone imbalance.
HOW IS EYELID INFLAMMATION DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis and testing by the ophthalmologist includes a general eye check up. If the problem continues to persist, specialised testing to check for upper eyelid cysts may be done.
HOW IS EYELID INFLAMMATION TREATED?
Warm compress, washing the eyelids with baby shampoo, steroid eye drops, antibiotics, omega-3 fatty acid supplements are some of the ways in treating this type of medical condition. The ophthalmologist may also prescribe artificial drops and ointments for lubrication.
DID YOU KNOW?
Eyelid Inflammation, also known as, Blepharitis, is a chronic condition and a serious condition of Eyelid Inflammation can cause damage to the eyesight.