Blepharitis is the chronic inflammation of the eyelids. It is a common eyelid disorder which causes irritation, burning sensations, itching, light sensitivity and redness. It is often at its worse upon awakening.
There is no cure for blepharitis but with treatment, it can be kept under control.
Blepharitis can cause scaling and crusting around the eye lashes or the secretion of an oily substance from the meibomian gland (the gland which produces lubricant that discharges from tiny openings on the edges of the eye lids).
Treatments for blepharitis usually includes eye drops, careful cleansing of the eyelids and warm compresses.