Blepharitis is a general term for an inflammation of the eyelid and eyelashes. It is among the most common and stubborn eye conditions usually resulting from poor eyelid hygiene, a low-grade bacterial infection (usually staphylococcal), an allergic reaction and/or abnormalities gland function.
Like some other skin conditions, blepharitis can be controlled but not cured. The main goals of treatment are to reduce the amount of bacteria along the lid margin and open clogged glands. Contact Elliott Eye Doctors to assess the severity of your condition and the best treatment method.