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Eyelid burning a sign of posterior blepharitis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Occasional symptom: Blepharitis, a dandruff like inflammation of the lids focused on the lash line, can cause burning, crusting, itching, tear overflow and irritation. Look for redness and minor swelling of the lid margin. If you these symptoms you might have the condition. Try gentle scrubbing of the lids with shampoo using a cotton tip applicator. Keep clean and dry. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist.
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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A condition called belpharochalasion which is basically a blocked lubricating gland on the orbital (eye) side of the eyelid can cause similar conditions. Baby shampoo is recommended for cleansing the eye area.
Feb 19, 2015

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