What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is another form of eye disease. It is recognized by swelling of the eyelids. In this disease eyelashes produce debris. You face fatigue or sandy eyes and difficulty in sunshine or a cloudy environment.
Your eye gets a little red and feels something in the eye. The tiny glands of eyelids create essence, this essence mixes with tears, and facilitate the tears to extend transversely the eye.
Generally, this disease is not infectious and does not damage your vision permanently.
Types of blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a familiar eyelid swelling that at times is related with a bacterial eye infection.
There are two basic types of blepharitis:
- Anterior blepharitis: The exterior eyelid where the eyelashes put together affected by anterior blepharitis.
- Posterior blepharitis: Meibomian glands produce oil to lubricate your eyelids. Posterior blepharitis related to dysfunction of meibomian glands.
Symptoms of blepharitis?
- Redness in the eyes
- A sandy, flaming or scratchy feeling in the eyes
- Eyelids that become visible oily
- Itching in the eyelids
- Red and puffy eyelids
- Flaking of the skin around the eyes
- Crusted eyelashes upon awakening
- Feeling sticking in the eyelids
- eyes blinking frequently
- Sensitivity to light
- Eyelashes that raise unusually
- Reducing the amount of eyelashes
In this condition the gland which situated close to the eyelid produce so much oil.
The correct cause of this disease is not identified.
There are the following causes of blepharitis:
- Seborrheic dermatitis – scalp problems which are found on the eyebrows, nose, ears, and eyelid
- bacterial contagion found on the skin
- oil glands are not working in your eyelids
- Rosacea – a skin state which is identified by a red rash on the face
- Eyelashes affected by allergy
It is a very long term disease in other words it also known as chronic disease, therefore we can’t get rid of completely from this.
Your eye doctor possibly will suggest these steps for how to massage your eyelid.
You can protect yourself from blepharitis to following some steps. Remove your eye makeup before sleeping and not using eyeliner on the rear corner of the eyelids.
How to use a warm compress:
- You should clean your hands and dip a hygiene washcloth in lukewarm water.
- Close your eyes and then put the washcloth above your eyes for more than a few minutes
- After that, firstly open your eyes, and massage softly in a round motion in the region of the external eyelids by using your fingers. Keep that thing in mind, eyeball should not press hardly
- Pursue suggestion given by your doctor, how to apply a compress and how much time it should be used