Blepharitis is a common inflammatory condition, which affects the eyelids. Usually the patients report burning and redness of the eyelids. In severe cases blepharitis may cause barley, inflammation and irritation of the cornea (keratitis) and conjunctiva (conjunctivitis).

Some patients may not report any symptoms. Blepharitis is usually a chronic problem that can be controlled with extra attention to the eyelids hygiene. Nevertheless, in some cases the eyelids inflammation is caused by the spread of bacteria and require medication.