Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a condition that causes inflammation in the eyelids. Many people have blepharitis. It is also called “granulated eyelids.” There are two types of blepharitis:

  • Anterior blepharitis – This type affects the outer front part of the eyelid, where the eyelashes are attached. The two most common causes of anterior blepharitis are bacteria (Staphylococcus) and scalp dandruff.
  • Posterior blepharitis – This type affects the inner eyelid, in the moist part that makes contact with the eye. This part of the eyelid contains oil (meibomian) glands. Problems with these glands cause posterior blepharitis.

People with certain skin disorders are more likely to get posterior blepharitis. These disorders include acne rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis (scalp dandruff).

Symptoms are similar for both types of blepharitis. They include:

  • A foreign body or burning sensation in the eye
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red and swollen eyelids
  • Eye redness
  • Blurred vision
  • Frothy tears
  • Crusting of the eyelashes during sleep

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