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Symptoms of Blepharitis

Symptoms of Blepharitis: Introduction

Symptoms of blepharitis include reddened appearance of the both the upper and lower eyelids, most pronounced at the edges of the eyelids. There is generally a discharge and crusting of mucus around the eyes. The eyelids are also itchy and swollen and the skin on them is scaly and flaky. The flakes from the skin on the eyelids often gets into the eyes and can cause conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eyes.

Symptoms of conjunctivitis include reddening of the eye and discharge and crusting of the eye. There also may be a general discomfort in the affected eye and a sensitivity to light (photosensitivity).

Other complications include the development of a sty, chalazion, dry eye, sores or ulcers along the edges of the eyelids and loss of eyelashes. A secondary bacterial infection of the eyelid can also occur. Symptoms can include increased swelling, redness, pain in the eyelids and possibly fever.

Another complication of blepharitis is the development of corneal ulcers. Symptoms of corneal ulcers include eye pain, discharge from the eye, redness, sensitivity to light (photosensitivity), and impaired vision. A rare complication of corneal ulcer is blindness....more about Blepharitis »

Symptoms of Blepharitis

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Blepharitis includes the 21 symptoms listed below:

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Blepharitis?

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Symptoms of either form of blepharitis include a foreign body or burning sensation, excessive tearing, itching, sensitivity to light (photophobia), red and swollen eyelids, redness of the eye, blurred vision, frothy tears, dry eye, or crusting of the eyelashes on awakening. (Source: excerpt from Blepharitis Resource Guide: NEI)

Blepharitis as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Blepharitis, it is also important to consider Blepharitis as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Blepharitis may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Blepharitis. This signs and symptoms information for Blepharitis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Blepharitis signs or Blepharitis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Blepharitis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Blepharitis symptoms.


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