Are you irked by sore, red, swollen eyelids — sometimes coexisting with crustiness at the base of the eyelashes?
If yes, it's probable you have anterior blepharitis, as these are just a few of the symptoms of blepharitis. Blepharitis is just a fancy term which means an inflammation of the eyelids, and it often coexists with a bacterial infection, dry eyes, or meibomian gland dysfunction (a separate type of blepharitis). Anterior blepharitis is very common in the United States and around the world, so you're not alone!
Here are a few things you should know about anterior blepharitis, how to treat it and prevent it from recurring. Let's discuss treatment first.