Eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

Blepharitis. Eye MD. The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer of the tear film which retards evaporation of the tears. At least 50% of people have some blockage of those glands. At the worst a chalazion or stye can form. Management consists of eyelash scrubs with q-tip and baby shampoo plus hot compresses.

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Natural cures besides baby shampoo for eyelid redness, dryness, itchiness?

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How to treat eyelid redness, swelling?

Cool compresses. Cool compresses may be helpful for these symptoms. If you have a problem called blepharitis, you may need to do eyelid scrubs. More info at http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. Read more...