Symptoms of Blepharitis

Symptoms of Blepharitis. Red eye, blepharitis and dry eyes.© 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Symptoms of Blepharitis​



1- Foreign body sensation especially when blinking. You will feel like sand or dust in your eyes.

2- Burning sensation especially when exposed to sun or air.

3- Excessive tearing and frothy tears.

4- Itchy eyes.

5- Sensitivity to light (photophobia).

6- Red and swollen eyelids with red or pink eye.

7- Vision is normal, (if cornea is not affected) although a poor tear film due to meibomian gland dysfunction often causes blurring of vision, leading to fluctuation of vision during the day which will improved after applying of eye drops or after blinking.

8- Crust on eyelashes especially on awakening and sometimes sticky eyelashes.

9- Abnormal growing of the eyelashes which is called distichiasis.

10- Eyelash loss especially in chronic blepharitis.

11- In some patients, Blepharitis will cause only mild eye irritation with no other symptoms.

12- Symptoms of associated systemic diseases like Seborrhoeic dermatitis and acne rosacea.



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