Inflammation of the skin that occurs on the front edge around the eyelashes and lash follicles. The disease is divided into staphylococcal and seborrheic variants. Symptoms may include gritty sensation in the eyes, red & swollen eyelids, itching, and excessive tearing. It is normally caused by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharitis) or dandruff (seborrheic blepharitis) and can be prevented by practising good hygiene.

Also Known As

  • Lid Margin Disease