What is Blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a common eye condidtion. It is an inflammation of the eyelid margins that can make the eyelids feel sore, itichy and dry.
What is the cause of Blepharitis?
The cause of blepharitis is not completely understood, but it is thought that it is caused by an imbalance in the natural bacteria that lives on the eyelid margin. You can be more at risk of blepharitis if you suffer from eczema, rosacea or other atopic skin condidtions.
• Red, inflamed, swollen eyelids.
• Sore eyes.
• Itching, irritation, discomfort.
• Tiny flakes, scales or crusts at the base of the eyelashes that resembles fine dandruff.
• Sticky eyelids, especially when you wake up.
How often should I perform the lid hygiene routine?
The frequency of treatment will depend on the severity of the blepharitis. Your optometrist can give you more details on a treatment plan.
Have a look at our blepharitis video below.