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Blepharitis is a condition that indicates an inflammation of the eyelids.


What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a condition that indicates an inflammation of the eyelids.

What are its signs and symptoms?

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It usually causes burning, itching and irritation of the lids. The eyelids appear red and/or swollen eyelids with crusty, flaky skin. In severe cases, it
may also cause styes, irritation and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva. Some patients may have no symptoms at all.

How is it diagnosed?

Blepharitis is detected during a routine examination of the eyelids and lashes using a slit lamp microscope.

How is it treated?

Blepharitis is usually a chronic problem that can be controlled with extra attention to lid hygiene. However, it is sometimes caused by an infection and
may require medication.

The eyelids and eyelashes could be cleaned by soaking a clean face towel in hot tap water. Place the compress on closed eyelids for five minutes, and then
repeat. Next, gently scrub the eyelids with a cotton swab soaked in a mixture of equal parts of baby shampoo and water. Afterward, rinse the lids thoroughly
with warm water.
This treatment should be repeated two to three times daily for two weeks, and then reduced to once daily. There is no cure for blepharitis; but it can
be controlled. In some cases, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic drops or ointments are necessary for flare-ups or more severe cases.

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