blepharitis, the eyelids become coated with oily
particles and bacteria near the base of the eyelashes
What Causes Blepharitis?
Everyone has bacteria on the
surface of their skin, but in some people, bacteria thrive
in the skin at the base of the eyelashes. Large amounts of
bacteria around the eyelashes can cause dandruff-like scales
and particles to form along the lashes and eyelid margins.
Blepharitis is also associated
with meibomianitis — a dysfunction and inflammation of the
nearby oil glands of the eyelids (called meibomian glands).