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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
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Blepharitis is a common eye problem that makes your eyelids red, inflamed, aggravated, and itchy. Having microorganisms on your skin is normal, but too much microorganisms can cause troubles. You can additionally get blepharitis if the oil glands in your eyelids get obstructed or inflamed. Anterior blepharitis influences the exterior of your eye, where your eyelashes connect to your eyelid. Common skin disease like rosacea and scalp dandruff can cause posterior blepharitis. Your eye doctor can check for blepharitis by doing a physical eye exam. An overgrowth of germs; A decrease or breakdown of the normal oils generated by the eyelid; A skin problem called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea. The eyelids might come to be marked if the problem proceeds long-term. The membrane layer covering the inside of your eyelid and the white of your eye may also come to be swollen. Blepharitis can be triggered by bacteria on your eyelids or on the skin around your eyes. Putting on contact lenses or makeup can make your symptoms worse. Because it often tends to come back again and again, blepharitis might be a lasting condition that is hard to take care of. It can lead to an infection at the base of an eyelash or oil gland if blepharitis is not dealt with promptly.

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