Have Crusty Eyelids Or Eyelashes? Blepharitis May Be The Cause!

by admin on 22/06/2010


For the most part, Blepharitis isn’t something that a person sees day in and day out, therefore, it is really something that when seen in it’s worst states, will appear pretty nasty.  Blepharitis is a type of infection that occurs on the edges, or margins, of the eyelids.  This infection includes inflammation and can range from very acute to chronic, requiring treatment that could range from a simple cleaning of the eyelids to pills over the course of months.  Of course, all this treatment depends on the severity of the Blepharitis.

The overall look of Blepharitis is as crust or dandruff on the lashes and/or eyelid margins, called posterior and anterior blepharitis respectively, the anterior effecting the front of the eyelid edges and then the posterior creating havoc on the structures inside of the eyelid called meibomian glands.

Unfortunately, Blepharitis can cause major damage to the overall appearance of the eyes as well as structures of the eye. For instance, there can be eyelash loss, eyelids that turn outward called ectropion and even eyelids that turn inward called entropion if the Blepharitis is left untreated in a chronic state.  Other things such as follicle root clogging, itching, burning, FBS, or foreign body sensation, which is the feeling of something in the eyes and many more ailments occur with Blepharitis, therefore, it is wise for a person to get an exam if such itchiness, FBS, and other signs of Bleph are present.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

kalkidane March 11, 2011 at 14:50

that is disgusting

Deanna July 17, 2016 at 19:05

Hello, Just so happens I recently had my annual eye exam and all was good but my eye DR did make a suggestion:: She said I had some inflammation in my eyes causing my eye lids to look puffy and I had puffiness below eyes as well. I had Bags!. I have allergies and I just thought that’s what it was. She said to use a very thin sort of wash cloth and wrap it around the length of index finger. Use baby shampoo and wash back and forth up in the lashes several times a week and I should see a difference. Oh boy I did.!!! I doubt I had infection like in this photo but maybe if my irritation was left untreated It might have become that. (Wow, I just noticed the last comment was posted 5 years ago). Hopefully there are still people out here manning the ship. heehee. Take Care All, Dee From Oregon::))

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