Blepharitis can either be anterior (on the outside front edge of the eyelids) or posterior (on the inner edge of the eyelids)
What are the Symptoms of Blepharitis?
Burning sensation in the eyes/Gritty feeling in eyes
Tearing Itchy, red, swollen eyelids
Dry eyes Crusting eyelids or “dandruff” on the eyelids
In severe cases, blepharitis can lead to blurred vision, loss of eyelashes and inflammation in other parts of the eye
What Causes Blepharitis?
Blepharitis can be caused by hormones, nutrition, and infectious agents In anterior blepharitis, the main cause is either a bacterial infection or dandruff of the scalp area
It can also be caused by allergies In posterior blepharitis, the main cause is usually irregular oil production by the eyelid glands
This leads to bacterial growth
Acne and rosacea can also cause this type of blepharitis
When does Blepharitis Occur?
Blepharitis affects people of all ages
How is Blepharitis Diagnosed?
Diagnosing blepharitis begins with a comprehensive eye exam at Ducklo EyeCare
During this exam, your doctor uses multiple tests to evaluate the eyelids and tears
How is Blepharitis Treated?
Treatment usually depends upon the type of blepharitis, but the key to treating most blepharitis is keeping the eyelids clean
This includes: Warm Compresses
Treatment may also warrant the discontinuation of use of contact lenses or the wearing of makeup until the blepharitis is resolved