A common eye condition that can cause burning and itching of the eyelids

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What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is a common condition, that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids, and eyelashes. Symptoms of blepharitis include redness, irritation, crusting, and a dry or sandy feeling in the eyes and eyelids. In most cases, this condition does not cause damage to one's vision. Typical causes of this condition include bacterial infections, allergic reactions, excessive oil production by glands in the eyelid, or poor eyelid hygiene. If you are experiencing symptoms of Blepharitis, contact your eye care professional to schedule an eye examination.

How is blepharitis treated?

Lid scrubs

The symptoms of blepharitis can be controlled with eyelid scrubs

Warm compresses

Warm compresses can help treated block glands associated with blepharitis

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