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Dr. Jenna Zigler Discusses the Different Signs and Symptoms of Blepharitis

Dr. Jenna Zigler Discusses the Different Signs and Symptoms of Blepharitis

 

Hey, it’s Dr. Jenna Zigler here with Eye Love. We had a question about signs and symptoms of blepharitis. So, basically what we find with blepharitis is when you might wake up in the morning with your eyes stuck shut, or you wake up in the morning with those little "crusties" on your eye lashes that you have to pull off or wipe off with a solution. That’s one of the major things that people notice. Then, what that can cause is actually little broken blood vessels along your eyelids, it can cause your eyelids to look pretty red. It can cause you to look tired. Then it also contributes to dryness. So, burning sensation, you know that feeling where you just got something in your eye. You will definitely notice all of those symptoms with blepharitis. Some of the things that we can see when we look at your eyes in an exam are those flakes. We see your eye lashes that might be surrounded by flakes. We might see those little tiny blood vessels along your eyelids that are more prominent than they should be, so it makes your eyes look red. We may see a break up of the tear film on the front of your eye and that really can contribute to dry eye. A lot of the symptoms of dry eye are going to be the same as blepharitis because blepharitis contributes to dry eye. So, if you have any questions about that just let us know. I really hope that helps and have a good day!

One Love,

Dr. Jenna Zigler

Other Dry Eye articles by Dr. Zigler: 4 Tips to Stop Waking Up With Dry, Painful EyesWhich Antidepressants Cause Dry EyeFish Oil for Fighting Dry Eye Inflammation; and What Not To Eat If You Have Dry Eye

 

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Hey, it’s Dr. Jenna Zigler here with Eye
Love.

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We had a question about signs and symptoms
of blepharitis.

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So, basically what we find with blepharitis
is, you know, you might wake up in the morning

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with your eyes stuck shut or you wake up in
the morning with those little crusties on

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your eye lashes that you have to pull off
or wipe off with a solution.

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Um, that’s one of the major things that
people notice and then what that can cause

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is actually little broken blood vessels along
your eyelids, can cause your eyelids to look

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pretty red, actually.

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Um, and it can cause you to look tired and
things like that.

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Um, and then it also contribute to dryness.

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So, burning sensation, you know that feeling
where you just got something in your eye.

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Um, you’ll definitely notice all of that
with blepharitis.

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Um, some of the things that we can see when
we look at your eyes in an exam are those

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flakes.

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So we see your eye lashes, you know they might
be surrounded by flakes on your eye lashes.

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Um, we might see those little tiny blood vessels
along your eyelids that are more prominent

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than they should be so it makes your eyes
look red.

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Um, we may see you know a break up of the
tear film on the front of your eye and all

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of that really you know contributes to dry
eye and a lot of the symptoms of dry eye are

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gonna be the same as blepharitis because they
you know blepharitis contributes to dry eye.

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So, if you have any questions about that just
let us know, um, but I really hope that helps

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and have a good day!

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