Blepharitis

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What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid. It is a very common eye disease that affects the edge of the eyelids and eyelash hair follicles. There are three main types of blepharitis:

  • Seborrheic blepharitis-Skin cells shed more rapidly than normal due to a sebaceous gland that is not functioning properly. The sebaceous gland secretes oil to the skin. The presence of excess oil and skin cells help bacteria grow.
  • Infectious blepharitis-Bacteria, in particular, staphylococcus, cause an infection in the glands along the eyelid.
  • Contact dermatitis blepharitis-Something coming in contact with the eyelid leads to local inflammation. For example, mascara may produce such an allergic reaction.


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