Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelash follicles, along the edge of the eyelid.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Blepharitis is caused by an overgrowth of the bacteria that is normally found on the skin. It is usually due to
The cause is overgrowth of the bacteria that is normally found on the skin.
People who have blepharitis have too much oil being produced by the glands near the eyelid. This allows bacteria normally found on the skin to overgrow.
Blepharitis may be linked to repeated
Review Date: 08/03/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.