BlepharitisBlepharitis is a term to describe eyelid infections.
Symptoms are typically eyelid itchiness, discharge and redness.
Our eyelids may become infected due to accumulation of oil or dirt at the roots of the lashes. Many times, inadequate removal of makeup is a major culprit. Blepharitis may be due to bacteria or mites, in which case it is termed as demodex blepharitis.
Why Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre
At Asia Retina, we are able to isolate the demodex mite by placing a single eyelash under the microscope. Demodex is easily treated by anti-parasite ointment and eyedrops; although there is chance of recurrence. If you experience prolonged eye itchiness or discharge, get your eyes checked for any insidious infections.