Eyelid margin inflammation (anterior and posterior blepharitis)
Many patients suffer from the eyelid margin inflammation (blepharitis) and the usual symptoms are irritation, dry eye symptoms, foreign body sensation, and red eyes.
Blepharitis could affect any age group, however it mostly affects old patients in there sixties and above.
The treatment for the posterior blepharitis is conservative with lid hygiene and worm compress, and sometimes the use of systemic medication that alter the eyelids oily gland secretions to make them softer.
Anterior blepharitis is usually associated with small mites that reside in the lash follicles. The treatment is to neutralise these small mites with special eyelid hygienic procedure using tea tree oil. Research is still going to find the optimal treatment for the anterior blepharitis.