Symptoms, Causes & Treatment of Blepharitis & Conjunctivitis
What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the eyelids and is one of the most common disorders of the eye. Symptoms of Blepharitis are oils or other secretions build up on the eyelid surface which can result in flaking, or crusting of the eyelid, a sandy gritty sensation, burning, itching and redness.
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Conjunctivitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the conjunctiva. Many refer to it as “pink” eye. A thin membrane called the conjunctiva covers the white part of the eye. The conjunctiva has fine blood vessels, but when it becomes irritated or inflamed, the blood vessels enlarge and become more prominent and the eye turns red.