What is Blepharitis?


Blepharitis is a common condition where the edges of your eyelids become red, sore and inflamed. Sometimes your eyelids may become swollen.

The condition is usually long term but symptoms can be managed. Good hygiene can relieve symptoms. Severe cases may require antibiotics.

Blepharitis occurs when the oil glands at the edge of your eyelids become blocked. This causes your eyelids to become sore and inflamed. The condition can happen at any age.

What are the symptoms of Blepharitis?

  • Itchy eyelids
  • Sore eyelids
  • Greasy or crusty eyelashes
  • Eye strain
  • Eyelids sticking together

What are the causes of Blepharitis?

  • Complication of a skin condition
  • An infection

How do you treat Blepharitis?

  • Daily eyelid cleaning routine using warm compress
  • Antibiotics