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Blepharitis, also known as granulated eyelids, is a condition that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. It is often associated with scalp dandruff, acne, or a bacterial infection. There are two different forms, and symptoms include:
  • Itching or burning eyes
  • Tearing
  • Crusting around the eyes on awakening.
Treatment typically includes proper eyelid hygiene, medications, and addressing the underlying condition. Unfortunately, blepharitis tends to be a recurring condition, and people may expect to experience it long-term.
(Click Blepharitis to learn more about what this condition is, how it develops, the diagnostic process, and more.)
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