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Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment.

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Can Blepharitis or meiobiam gland dysfunction cause me to have corneal edema?

Can Blepharitis or meiobiam gland dysfunction cause me to have corneal edema?

Not related: Blepharitis and Meibomian gland dysfunction will not cause corneal edema. At your age, if you have corneal edema you should quickly seen an ophthalmologist to get this dealt with.

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Does blepharitis cause pain all around the eye?

Does blepharitis cause pain all around the eye?

Yes: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the oil glands associated with the eyelashes. Inflammation can cause an aching type of pain.

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Does blepharitis really cause a lot of pain all around the eye?

Does blepharitis really cause a lot of pain all around the eye?

It can: Since the inflammation of the eyelid margin rests on the eye itself, the eye can become very inflamed and painful. Besides treating the cause of the blepharitis, controlling the inflammation is important to reduce the discomfort. Your ophthalmologist should be able to come up with a program to reduce your pain, .

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I have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: warm eye compress causes me eyes discomfort and little pain. Any alternative. Thanks for any advice.?

I have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: warm eye compress causes me eyes discomfort and little pain. Any alternative. Thanks for any advice.?

Yes: Warm compresses should not hurt if you are doing them properly. Go over the right technique with your doctor. Another option might be lipiflow, a newer and possibly more effective way to combine warmth and eye lid massage.

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Is there a way to know whether my blepharitis cause my dry eyes or vice versa? Is it important to know what exactly cause both? Doc didn't explain.

Is there a way to know whether my blepharitis cause my dry eyes or vice versa? Is it important to know what exactly cause both? Doc didn't explain.

Dry eyes: Dry eyes and blepharitis are both common eye problems. Inflammation, such as occurs with blepharitis, exacerbates dry eye syndrome. In addition, the eyelid oil glands are dysfunctional in blepharitis. This oil is part of the tear film and helps retard evaporation of the tears. The treatment of both is complex and chronic.

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well.

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Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope.

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Does blepharitis cause excessive eye blinking?

Does blepharitis cause excessive eye blinking?

Yes: It is an irritation of your eyelid, so your body tries to wash it away by blinking and often tearing.

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Can expired eye make up cause blepharitis on your lids?

Can expired eye make up cause blepharitis on your lids?

Absolutely yes: Any liquid product for the eyes, makeup or even prescription or over the counter eyedrops will likely be contaminated after being open for 3 months.

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Does blepharitis cause any other eye symptoms other than crusting on the lashes?

Does blepharitis cause any other eye symptoms other than crusting on the lashes?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis may also eventually scar the lid margins as well as the cornea if serious & untreated. Blepharitis also predisposes one to chalazion formation.

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Does dry eye cause blepharitis or other way around? I have been dx with both years ago, but I go through times with no problems

Neither exactly: blepharitis is basically an overpopulation of bacteria that are normally present at the llid margin. Usually there is microscopic crusting at the bases of the eye lashes. The waste products made by the bacteria can enter the tears and cause irritation, and since dry eye patients have less tears, there is less dilution, so the dry eye irritation is aggravated by a lack of "rinsing."

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Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? What's the causes of eye allergy? What's the good medicine for eye allergy (safe to use)?

Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? What's the causes of eye allergy? What's the good medicine for eye allergy (safe to use)?

Itchy: The itching caused by blepharitis and allergy are similar and can best be determined by a thorough eye exam. Dry eye usually causes a foreign body sensation or gritty/burning feeling. You can try zaditor (ketotifen) over the counter for allergy, but if this does not work, see your local eye doctor for an appointment. The fall allergy season has already begun.

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Dry eyes blepharitis. On Dothiepin 31mg. Don't know if it contribute to problem. SSRI not well tolerated. Which antidepressant won't cause dry eyes?

Dry eyes blepharitis. On Dothiepin 31mg. Don't know if it contribute to problem. SSRI not well tolerated. Which antidepressant won't cause dry eyes?

All might do it: It really appears to be trial and error and w/ how long a weaning some require that's a very troubling reply - I know. Some that often do - don't for a particular person. I doubt anyone knows before hand. It's a good reason to consider CBT psychotherapy if your depression can be managed w/ little or w/out medications and their side effects. Worth a try while you switch meds seeking a winner!

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I have blepharitis n dry eyes in both eyes but see blur patch n ripples only in R eye. Doc said it's caused by dryness but why only in 1 eye not both?

I have blepharitis n dry eyes in both eyes but see blur patch n ripples only in R eye. Doc said it's caused by dryness but why only in 1 eye not both?

Asymmetrical: Symptoms on both the eyes are not necessarily the same in both eyes. You should be happy that you have symptoms only in 1 eye.

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)

A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more