Blepharitis Symptoms

Symptoms of blepharitis include:

  • Eye and eyelid irritation
  • Crusting of the eyelid/eyelashes
  • Itchiness of the eye
  • Tearing
  • Redness in the eyelid margins and in the eye
  • Burning sensation
  • Foreign body sensation (something in the eye)

Who Is at Risk for Blepharitis?

Blepharitis frequently occurs in people who have a tendency toward oily skin, dandruff or dry eyes. This condition also is associated with meibomianitis — a problem of the nearby oil glands of the eyelids (called meibomian glands).

People who have acne rosacea, a common skin condition causing pimple-like bumps and facial redness, may suffer from ocular rosacea, which affects the eyelids with redness and swelling.


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