Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid that causes persistent and ugly redness and peeling of the skin on and around the edges. This disorder is often associated with seborrhoeic dermatitis of the scalp and the eyebrow, and the skin scales resembles the dandruff. In some cases, the bacterial infection of the affected area can also occur, and the condition is worsening.
In severe cases small ulcers may develop on the edge of the eyelids, so lashes may fall off. Skin scales on the edges of the eyelid often penetrate the eye and cause conjunctivitis.
What to do?
Try to heal yourself by brushing the skin scales in the morning and in the evening, with cotton sticks, moistened with warm salted water or warm solution of bicarbonate. It will also help if you wash your head with a dandruff shampoo. If the condition does not improve after two weeks, contact a doctor who will give you a combined antibiotic and corticosteroid fat to rub into the edges of the eyelids after washing. Blepharitis often returns and requires a new treatment.