Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids, often leading toand dry eye symptoms. Symptoms of blepharitis may include red, swollen eyelids; dry eyes or eye pain; and crusting around the eyelids/lashes on waking.
Blepharitis is a very common condition and can occur in such mild forms that you don't notice it. The best way to treat blepharitis and to prevent it from recurring is to doand, if necessary, warm compresses.
Blepharitis causessymptoms by interfering with the secretions of the , which produce the of the that prevents tears from evaporating too rapidly. That is why the stinging or associated with dry eye can be felt even when tear production ( that is) is normal.
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