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Eyelid Diseases

What is Eyelid Disease?

Known as Blepharitis, which is a chronic inflammation that affects the line of the eyelashes and the glands that surround them. Blepharitis can be staphylococcus or seborrheic, nevertheless, the combination of the two is frequent (mixed infection). Patients with seborrheic problems in the scalp, eyebrows and ears are frequently related with seborrheic blepharitis.  The typical symptoms are irritation, ardor and itching around the eyelashes. There can also be flaking attached to the eyelashes. In staphylococcus blepharitis, inflammation in the exterior portion of the eyes and the line of the eyelashes is very common; the flakes are dry and the eyelashes tend to fallout. In the seborrheic type the flakes are oily, there are no ulcers and the borders of the eyelids are les reddened.

Treatment:

The main treatment must be directed with adequate hygiene, they must be kept clean, with a non-irritant shampoo such as baby shampoos.
Staphylococcus blepharitis is treated with an antibiotic ointment, applied daily in the borders of the eyelids. If not treated correctly this type of blepharitis can get complicated and turn to chalazion, conjunctive and cornea inflammation.  In seborrheic blepharitis, the treatment is directed to the main seborrheic condition.
 

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