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What is blepharitis?

Chronic inflammation of the eyelids is called blepharitis. It is a common eye disorder which causes irritation, burning sensations, itching, light sensitivity and redness. It is often at is worst upon awakening.

Blepharitis can cause scaling and crusting around the eye lashes or the secretion of an oily substance from the meibomiam gland (the gland which produces lubricant that discharges from tiny openings on the edges of the eye lids).

There is no cure for blepharitis but with treatment, it can be kept under control.

 Treatments for blepharitis usually includes eye drops, careful cleansing of the eyelids and warm compresses.