Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid margin, which can cause crusting around the eye, swollen and red eyelids and dry eye symptoms. It tends to return, so you will usually need to continue to follow an eyelid hygiene regime.
What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid margin. It can cause crusting around your eye, swollen red eyelids, as well as dry eye symptoms. Blepharitis usually affects both eyes but this can be unequal and on occasion can just be one eye. Blepharitis can occur at any age and is usually a chronic condition, so it is likely to recur throughout life rather than happening once and going away.