What causes blepharitis?
The condition is commonly caused by bacteria or dandruff of the scalp and eyebrows.
These bacteria are commonly found on the face and lids but if they become excessive, or the lid area reacts poorly to their presence, an infection may occur.
The condition can be diagnosed with a comprehensive eye examination. Severe cases of blepharitis may require treatment with antibiotic ointment.
Other treatments could be include medications that fight infection or medications to control inflammation.