Subacute or Chronic inflammation of the eyelids or eyelids
margin is called Blepharitis. Here Subacute defines short-term inflammation
while Chronic defines long-term inflammation of the eyelids or eyelids


What are the Causes of Blepharitis?

Blepharitis occurs when the tiny oil glands located on the edge of the
eyelids become clogged or irritated. 
The exact cause of Blepharitis is hard to determine, But different
factors can increase the risk of getting blepharitis. This may

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic Dermatitis is an infection due to the dandruff of the scalp
and eyebrows
. It is a common condition that causes the eyelids to become dry, itchy,
and irritated.

Eyelash mites or Eyelash lice

Eyelash mites can cause blepharitis. They also become a cause of crusty
eyelashes, sticky eyes, and frequent blinking
. It may cause itchiness, redness, and burning sensations in the

Eyelash lice create itching at the root of the eyelashes. This itching can
make your eyes tear and swell. Black and brown spots occur at the base
of the eyelashes. Eyelashes may feel thicker or may feel stick

Bacterial Infections

If you are facing redness, itching, pain, and swelling in your eyes. This infection may be bacterial, fungal, or viral and each is treated
. It also can cause blepharitis.

Poor Hygiene When Using Cosmetics Products

If you do not apply or remove eye cosmetics carefully It can create
irritation or allergic reactions and many eye problems. These
problems can lead to blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, or

Exposure to Smokes, Fumes, Pollutants, and Certain Chemicals

Exposure to smoke, fumes, pollutants, and
certain chemicals can cause irritation, redness, itching, sensation,
and burning eyes problems. These symptoms can lead to swearing eye
infections like blepharitis, pink eyes, or stye.

Allergic Reactions to Certain Eye Medication

Sometimes eye medicine can react to allergic reactions. This
reaction can create irritation and inflammation on your eyelids. It also can
cause Blepharitis.

Using Lens Solutions

Many lens solutions are used with contact lenses and these are all can
cause a toxic reaction. This reaction can make your eyes puffy and
swelling. Allergy and inflammation can cause in both eyes.

A Malfunctioning of the Meibomian Glands

Small glands in the eyelids are known as meibomian glands. eyes
need lubrication and moisturization to function properly.

if these glands malfunction they produce an excessive amount of oil which
causes inflammation or posterior blepharitis.

Symptoms of Blepharitis

  • Eyelids become itchy
  • Eyes become watery and irritated
  • Redness Occurs
  • Loss of Eyelashes
  • Sensitivity to Light
  • Eyelashes that grow abnormally
  • Flaking and crusting of the area around the base of the eyelids
  • Burning and Stinging Eyes
  • Sticking of the Eyelids
  • Frequent Blinking

Blepharitis Treatment and Home Remedies

Apply Warm Compressor

wash your eyes and apply a warm compressor.

Prescription Medicine

Use prescription medicine to treat infections which is available in
different forms including eye creams, ointment, and eye drops, etc. See a
professional eye doctor for this treatment.

Electromechanical Lid Margin Debridement

This treatment effectively removes bacteria, mites, and open clogged
meibomian glands.

Intense Pulsed Light

Intense Pulsed Light therapy is used to open clogged eyelid glands. it is
also known as IPL therapy.

Thermal Pulsation Therapy

Thermal Pulsation Therapy is used to improve drainage of the meibomian
glands through the application of heat and therapeutic pressure on the upper
and lower eyelids.

Blepharitis Treatment Caused by Seborrheic Dermatitis

Blepharitis caused by seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with the
underlying conditions:

The condition can be a recurring problem. The best method for the condition
to come back is to clean the eyelids daily. It helps to prevent the
bacteria, eye mites from building up on the eyelid margin.

To clean the Eyelids, wash your hands. Moisten a washcloth or a cotton swab with a cleaning solution. Wash
your eyelashes and lid margins gently and 
Rinse with water. 
Do this the same process with the other eyelid using a new washcloth or
cotton swab.

See the Doctor if regular cleaning of the affected area of the eyelids does
not improve.

Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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