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Eyelid Redness Overview

Another name for Eyelid Redness is Blepharitis.

What is blepharitis?
A person with blepharitis has irritation and swelling of the eyelids. This may be due to a viral infection, bacterial infection, or a chronic skin condition.

What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
Symptoms of blepharitis depends on the underlying cause and may include eyelid redness, itching, scaling, crusting, and blisters.

How does the doctor treat blepharitis?
Treatment for blepharitis depends on the underlying cause and may include regular eyelid cleansing, warm compresses, antibiotic eyedrops, and antibiotic ointment.

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Last Updated: Feb 6, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Eyelid Redness References
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