The most common medical term used for Eye Inflammation is Blepharitis that can affect people with any age group. It's a bacterial infection and is not contagious. Scaly dandruff like substance appears on the eyelids. In acute cases, it may affect the cornea and ultimately the vision. Usually patients suffering from burning sensation in eyes, itchiness, swelling eyelids, blurred vision, excessive tears, dry eyes, etc should immediately consult an ophthalmologist. Exposure to harmful chemicals, allergens, diabetes, dermatitis, oily skin and acne are some of the reasons that can cause inflammation.
HOW IS EYELID INFLAMMATION DIAGNOSED?
Physical examination is conducted apart from slit lamp test for examining cornea, eyelids, tear film and conjunctiva.
HOW IS EYELID INFLAMMATION TREATED?
Treatment of the eye inflammation includes a thorough change in hygiene pattern. In particular, if you wear lenses, you may be asked to stop doing the same. Antibacterial drops are also given to soothe the inflammation along with ample rest. Omega 3-fatty acids might be suggested too. Eye make up should be avoided too.