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?
While Eyelid Inflammation is a chronic condition and difficult to cure, it is always advised to visit an Ophthalmologist to seek proper treatment. Although Eyelid Inflammation is an incurable condition, its symptoms can be controlled with the correct treatment.
HOW IS EYELID INFLAMMATION TREATED?
For mild inflammations that are not due to any specific disease, regular washing of the eye with warm water or applying a warm compress is enough. Steroid eye drops may be prescribed for treating an eye infection. Antibiotic course is required for treating eyelid infections
DID YOU KNOW?
Eyelash loss is a potential complication of eyelid inflammation. This is caused by scarring in the hair follicles, which can make the lashes grow incorrectly. Extensive scarring can also prevent eyelash growth.
Common short-term complications of eyelid inflammation include dry eyes and pink eye. Long-term complications may include:
• scarring on the eyelid
• a stye (an infected lump that appears on the base of your eyelashes)
• chronic pink eye