The inflammation of the edges of the eyelids due to bacterial infection is called granulated lids or Blepharitis. Both the eyes are affected together and lead to a persistent scaly red-rimmed eyes.
Some common symptoms of blepharitis are:
- The eyelids are sealed with a sticky crust when asleep.
- The margins of the eyelids are reddened, inflamed and scaled.
- Skin on the eyelids may show occasional dandruff-like flakes.
- Sensation of a foreign particle in the eye, accompanied with burning and itching.
Causes of blepharitis:
- Red, itchy, scaly patches of the skin or bacterial infection can cause blepharitis.
- Pus oozes out along the eyelashes, where it dries, crystallizes and falls into the eye, causing chronic red eyes.
Home Remedies And Tips To Cure Blepharitis
- Until you recover completely avoid wearing contact lenses.
- In rare cases where blepharitis is caused by lice, nits have to be removed by an expert physician.
- Eye-makeup can be worn only after the inflammation has subsided.
- Most important of all is to keep the eyelids clean. Baking soda, warm water or soap and plain water can be used to clean eyelids (3 times a day).
- Place a damp cloth over the eyes to soften the crust and wipe the eyes off with the same.