Blepharitis and Conjunctivitis
Blepharitis, or inflamed eyelids, is a common condition. It can range from an asymptomatic state which requires no treatment to a severe condition affecting comfort, vision, and cosmetic appearance. Causes include sometimes coexisting staphyloccocal overgrowth, allergy, and intrinsic eyelid oil gland dysfunction. Treatment is tailored to the specific causes. Conjunctivitis, inflammation of the mucous membrane covering the shit of the eye and inside of the eyelids, can be acute or chronic, and causes can be infectious (bacterial or viral), allergic, and traumatic (e.g. chemically-induced). Again, treatment is tailored to the specific etiology of the inflammation.