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?
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