Austin McCormick

                                                  Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon MBChB, FRCOphth

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Blepharitis

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What is Blepharitis?

  1. Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids.



What are the symptoms of Blepharitis?

  1. Grittiness of the eyes or a feeling that there is sand in the eyes.

  2. Watery eyes

  3. Crusting of the eyelashes in the morning

  4. Redness of the eyes and eyelids

  5. Stinging or burning of the eyes

  6. Photophobia (trouble with bright lights)



What is the treatment of Blepharitis?


Lid Hygiene and Hot Compresses

  1. The oil produced by the meibomian glands in blepharitis is

  2. The crusting on the lid margin can harbor bacteria and this must be removed.