Blepharitis Symptoms and Signs
Blepharitis is a common eyelid condition, where the edges of the eyelids become red, form dandruff-like scales on the lashes, and symptoms include itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids. This inflammation is a process by which the immune system reacts to and protects us from foreign substances, infection, and injury.
The key symptoms and signs of blepharitis are redness of the eyelids, eyelid swelling, warmth, and pain. It is a condition that affects people of all ages and races. It is also a condition where the tiny glands near the base of the lashes can become blocked.
Often, blepharitis is difficult to treat and can be unsightly and uncomfortable, but it is neither contagious nor does it cause permanent damage to the eyesight.