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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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, . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can anterior blepharitis cause dry eye?

Blepharitis: Blepharitis can contribute to dry eye as the eyes stay moist through a combination of mucous production from goblet cells, a low level of tear production and oil production along the lids form glands such as Meibomian glands. The inflammation associated with blepharitis can reduce oil production exacerbating dry eye symptoms. The mainstay of treatment are warm compress and hygiene. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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


Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more