Blepharitis is a very common condition and is sometimes associated with the skin condition called rosacea. It is caused by a low grade chronic infection which affects small glands on the lid margin of both eyes. Symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the condition but affected individuals may have itching and sore eyelids, crusting, irritation, eyelid margin redness, watery eyes, and blurring of vision.
How can blepharitis be treated?
Blepharitis, when mild, is often treatable with eyelid hygiene but in resistant or severe cases medical treatment is needed. Eye drops and ointments may be necessary and in some cases a course of oral antibiotics for several months may also be necessary to treat the condition.