A condition causing inflammation of the eyelids, commonly at the edges, and usually affecting both eyes.

How can you prevent blepharitis?

  • Wearing eye make-up, particularly eyeliner, may make symptoms worse. It is best to avoid eyeliner, particularly during a flare-up.
  • Rubbing your eyelids may make inflammation worse, so try to avoid doing this.
  • As mentioned above, blepharitis commonly develops in people with seborrhoeic dermatitis, rosacea or dry eye syndrome. If relevant, treatment of these other conditions may also help to ease symptoms of blepharitis.

Please consult your doctor or ophthalmologist immediately if your eye becomes increasingly red or painful, your sight becomes more blurred or you develop very noticeable and spreading redness together with a lot of swelling of the eyelids.

What are your symptoms?