Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes at the base of your eyelashes. Your eyelids are red, swollen, or feel like they are burning. Blepharitis is very common, especially among people who have oily skin, dandruff or dry eyes.
If Blepharitis is left untreated it can lead to a number of complications. Some patients experience excessive tearing, dry eyes, chronic pink eye infections and difficulty wearing contact lenses. Additionally, injury of the cornea may occur due to the constant irritation, inflammation, insufficient tearing and misdirected eyelashes. It is important to consult an experienced doctor as soon as you notice symptoms.