Blepharitis (blef-uh-RYE-tis) is inflammation of the eyelids.Blepharitis usually affects both eyes along the edges of the eyelids. Blepharitis commonly occurs when tiny oil glands near the base of the eyelashes become clogged, causing irritation and redness. Several diseases and conditions can cause blepharitis.
Blepharitis signs and symptoms are typically worse in the morning. They include:
The exact cause of blepharitis isn't clear. In some cases, it can spread to another person. It might be associated with one or more of the following:
Excess tearing or dry eyes-Abnormal oily secretions and other debris shed from the eyelids, such as flaking associated with dandruff, can build up in tear film ie. the water, oil and mucus solution that forms tears.
Abnormal tear film interferes with keeping eyelids moist. This can irritate eyes and cause symptoms of dry eyes or excess tearing.
ANTIM CRUDE : Usefull for blepharitis eyes that are dull, sunken, red and itch.Given when eyelids are inflamed and agglutinated.There is raw, fissured, red and cracked canthi.Very useful for Chronic blepharitis with dried mucous in canthi of eyes.There is pustules on the margins of lids and on the cornea.
ARGENTUM NITRICUM : Usefull for blepharitis occurs with closed eyes.There is itching of the eyelids and canthi with abundant purulent discharge.Given when eyelids are thick and red. Secondarily it causes conjunctivitis, ulcerative keratitis and iritis.
CLEMATIS ERECTA : Useful in chronic blepharitis with sore and swollen meibomian glands. Eyes are very sensitive to cold. Eyes are inflamed and protruding; associated conjunctivitis.
GRAPHITES : Useful for swollen and red eyelid.Given when eyelids feels heavy and falling.Useful for lids problem when it is dry, often fissured and have eczematous eruptions. There is soreness and cracking outer canthi.There is marked photophobia.Most suitable to patients who are fat, stout and chilly having tendency to take chill.