Blepharitis is chronic inflammation affecting the edges of the eyelids. The inflammation is caused by bacterial infection of the eyelashes and/or blockage of the Meibomian (oil) glands. It can lead to build up of deposits on the skin and the eyelashes, leaving your eyes feeling gritty, sore and red with scaly deposits on the eye lid margins (edges).
Blepharitis is not contagious.
If untreated, blepharitis can cause the following-
Symptoms may come and go but are often persistent and may require repeat treatment. There is no one-off cure.
Your Ophthalmologist at Western Sydney Eye Doctors will be able to assess and discuss which treatments will be most likely to help in your particular case.