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Blepharitis

eyelid margin disease

blepharitis_eye With 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).

 

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