"Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash follicles, along the edge of the eyelid."


"The eyelids appear red and irritated, with scales that stick to the base of the eyelashes. The eyelids may be:

Crust, Reddened, Swollen, Itching, Burning

You may feel like you have sand or dust in your eye when you blink. Sometimes, the eyelashes may fall out."


"Careful daily cleansing of the edges of the eyelids helps remove the skin oils that cause the bacteria to overgrow. Your health care provider might recommend using baby shampoo or special cleansers. Antibiotic ointments may also be helpful."

"Blepharitis,", last modified August 3, 2010,