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Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (cont.)

Eyelid Inflammation Causes

Blepharitis may be caused by inflammation, bacteria, allergies, tumors, environmental conditions, or it may be related to systemic disease.

  • Inflammatory or allergic blepharitis results in increased shedding of skin cells near your eyelids.


  • Allergic blepharitis may be caused by irritants in the atmosphere (for example, chemicals at work) or by many medications, either ocular or systemic. In many people, blepharitis is caused by exposure to animals such as a dog or cat.


  • The ulcerative form (infectious blepharitis) often results in infectious yellowish or greenish discharge.


  • Blepharitis may be caused by systemic medical conditions or skin cancers of various types.

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Blepharitis refers to a family of inflammatory disease processes of the eyelid(s).

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