Did you know that burning sensation in the eyelid results from a condition called blepharitis? Learn more about it in this article.
Blepharitis is a very common eye-lid disease affecting all and the sundry, but primarily affecting the children. In ophthalmic jargon, it is defined as the inflammation of eye-lids. It leads to following symptoms in varying combinations:
Presence of the aforesaid symptoms with slit-lamp findings of inspissated meibomian gland, discharge, superficial punctuate keratitis and thickened, hyperaemic, crusting of eyelids and prominence of blood vessels at eyelid margin.
If one suffers from any of the aforementioned complaints, an ophthalmic consultation should be undertaken. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, following remedial measures are advocated:
Rx (possible medications):
If the condition does not resolve within 2 weeks, one MUST seek an urgent ophthalmic consultation to rule out pediculosis or a masquerading sebaceous carcinoma.
The thick and thin of this article is that blepharitis is a very common condition but it can be easily prevented and treated by maintaining a good ocular hygiene and taking proper medications.
So, crust it off and take care of your eyes and health in general.
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22 Jul 2019 - 1 min read
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