Blepharitis

Blepharitis is inflammation or infection of the eyelids. It can be a chronic condition which can affect both children and adults. It can be caused by bacterial overgrowth on the eyelids and associated with skin conditions such as rosacea and seborrhea.

Symptoms of blepharitis: crusting of the eyelashes, redness of the eyelid margin and chalazion (stye) formation

Treatment options include depending on the severity: eyelid scrubs with medicated wipes or dilute baby shampoo, warm compress, antibiotic eye drops and oral antibiotic medication