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BlepharitisEyelid Margin Disease
Blepharitis, or Eyelid Margin Disease, is a common, chronic eye condition characterized by inflammation of eyelids. It may cause symptoms including:
This condition may occur more commonly if you have a tendency toward oily skin, dandruff, rosacea, or dry eyes. Blepharitis may occur for different reasons either due to thickening of the oil secretions produced by the meibomian glands within the eyelids or due an overabundance of bacteria at the base of the eyelashes. Both situations lead to chronic inflammation and may require treatment with warm compresses, regular washing of the eyelids, as well as various prescription eye medications.