Blepharitis

Children with blepharitis have a persistent inflammation in their eyelids. Bacteria present on the skin around the eyes, grow at the base of the eyelashes, and irritate the eyes.

It is more common in children with oily skin and dandruff. These children often have chalazion.

What these children feel:
• Burning sensation

• Itching

• Photosensitivity

• Foreign body sensation

• Yellow mucus on the eyelashes

Blepharitis cannot be entirely cured, but it can be controlled with topical hygiene measures:

• Daily washing of the eyelashes

• Use of antibiotic ointment

• Use of artificial tears

• Use of steroids (in more severe cases)

• Use of other antibiotics