Inflammation of the part of the eyelids where the eyelashes grow is called blepharitis. The symptoms include red, swollen, greasy, and itchy eyelids, watery eyes, red eyes, sensitivity to light, and loss of eyelashes. It can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis, bacterial infection, rosacea, allergy, and eyelash lice.

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How to get rid of recurring blepharitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring blepharitis. I had it approximately four times in the past seven months. It started again on my left eye a few days back. I immediately started the usual treatment by applying Terra Cortil Polymyxin B on the eyelid and Tobradex eyedrops at night, with my doctor’s advic...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi,Welcome to for writing in. I understand your concern. Do you tend to develop dandruff as well? People who have that tendency also develop blepharitis of the eyelids. There are two general types of blepharitis: squamous, common with dandruff, and the other is ulcerative type. A ...  Read Full »

Can blepharitis cause red lines under the eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached a picture for your reference. What could these red lines under my eye indicate? I have a problem with blepharitis and MGD. Could it be related to that? Please answer.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from red lines under the eye. According to the picture provided here (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), you may suffer from blepharitis due...  Read Full »

What are the possible causes of blepharitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I had psychosis a while ago. I washed my eyes under tap water from the sink, and also, I was using some artificial tears that did not expire but were opened and were not used for a year. Kindly tell me if there is a higher chance of getting blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis from tap wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Blepharitis does not occur due to contamination with tap water or eye drops. It occurs because the meibomian glands, which are the oil-secreting glands of the lid, get clogged and are subsequently infected by bacteria. This occurs becau...  Read Full »

What can cause swelling in the eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am uploading the pathology slides of my mother, who had a swelling on her left eyelid.Kindly review the slides and provide a suitable diagnosis.  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I shall definitely try to help you with your query. Microscopic sections studied stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) show well-circumscribed dermal tumors with cellular masses separated by collagenous stroma. The tumor is made up of two types of the cell po...  Read Full »

Why is eye swelling not subsiding even after taking medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a right eye swelling, under the eye and now over the eye, and constant watering in the eye. I applied TobraDex ointment at night time for the past three nights, and I have been taking Augmentin tablets for the past three days, no change in the condition. Under-eye skin is getti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for asking. From the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems like preseptal cellulitis may be secondary to blepharitis or some insect bite.  Read Full »

Why is my under-eye swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have slight pain in the corner of my right eye and under-eye swelling. Please comment.  Read Full »

Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there any history of trauma? Did something hit you because it looks like a raccoon eye from the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) I would recommend you to do cold compression with an ice pack 2 to 3 times a day for five days. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest the cause and treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from dry eyes. She has blepharitis and allergy as well. On the doctor's advice, we got OSA done but could not show the reports due to COVID-19. Please look into the reports and help me understand which type of dry eyes she has and what is the main cause behind it...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She seems to be suffering from severe dry eyes due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis. I advise: 1) Gentle lid massage at the base of eyelashes both eyelids of both eyes twice daily for five minutes each. 2) Clean the base of eyelashes every morni...  Read Full »

I feel uncomfortable using contact lenses. Can I get LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been wearing contact lens for the last 12 years. Recently, they started getting uncomfortable. So, I stopped using them and got a LASIK consultation with a Pentacam. I have attached the reports taken two days after stopping contact lenses and three weeks after stopping contact lens...  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your prescription and Pentacam scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I could not see any significant pathology in scan. The yellow area showing against the rule astigmatism and that is why you are using Toric contact lenses. Otherwise, cornea...  Read Full »

Is parasitic eye infection contagious?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food. Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, the...  Read Full »

Please suggest a good lubricant for near vision.

Query: Hi doctor, I used to spend a lot of time before laptop and tablet. Now, my vision became blurred when I see a computer. I had a headache in exactly one part or one side of the brain. Then, I had a check up and everything was found normal. The doctor suggested me to take capsule Eyetamin for 20 days....  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When you are watching television, you are using your distant vision and while studying or working on laptop or tablets you are using your near vision. The prescription you are telling is for distant vision. Have you ever undergone refraction for near vision, however, i...  Read Full »

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