Blepharitis causes inflammation or redness of the edge of the eyelids.
This pathology of the eye is not a serious disease, but it can cause great discomfort to the patient. Its mild effects or symptoms are usually:
- Infection of the edge of the eyelids
- Sensation of foreign body (sand) in the eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Excessive tearing
- Excessive blinking
- Eye pain
In the most severe cases, it can affect the infection to the visual system, so, if we see that it gets worse, we should go to a specialist as soon as possible.
The most frequent cause is due to the presence of many bacteria in the area of the eyelids and around the eyes. Each case depends on the patient’s immune system and its condition at each moment, as well as the type of skin or pathologies it has, such as atopic skin.
Other more serious symptoms that can appear if this pathology is not addressed in its early phase can be:
- Loss of eyelashes
- Emergence of scabs in the area
- Very irritated eyes
- Dry Eye
How to treat it
Blepharitis is a pathology that, if it appears, can last for a long time, depending on the severity of the case, as well as the care and attention that the patient lends.
The most important thing is the hygiene with a daily cleaning of the area to eliminate the bacteria.
Another important aspect to take into account is the use of shampoos with neutral PH so that it does not irritate more the affected area.
Although the symptoms of this pathology are very visible, before applying any product or performing cleaning on the area, we must go to a specialist to diagnose the cause of this pathology that may vary according to the case and tell us what would be the most indicated for each one.
In the Ophthalmology unit of the Vithas Xanit International Hospital in Benalmadena, we offer ophthalmological solutions based on the knowledge and extensive experience of our professionals, always with the most advanced technology. We include practically all the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures available today, from the clinical consultation to the therapeutic procedure that is necessary to solve your vision problem.