Blepharitis is one of the most common eye problems. The possible causes can range from fluid retention to severe infection such as eye infections, eye injuries or trauma, and most commonly, allergies. It can also be a sign of a more serious and potentially sight-threatening health problem such as orbital cellulitis, graves’ disease, and ocular herpes, although the latter is rare.
The symptoms can vary. It can be painful or not. It can affect one or both eyelids. It is not a dangerous eye disease on its own but there could be an underlying condition. To avoid complications, it is a must to visit your eye doctor immediately for proper medication. Here is an infographic from Ottawa Eye Clinic to help you deal with this eye condition.