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A 36-year-old female asked:

My eyelid is red, very dry and itchy. what can it be if test result on demodex is negative? should i see dermatologist or ophthalmologist?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Blepharitis: You likely have blepharitis, which is only caused by demodex rarely. It is usually from normal bacteria of the skin, may be related to allergies or skin conditions. Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Start with an ophthalmologist. More info: blepharitis info</a.

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