Patient Comments: Blepharitis - Causes

If known, what was the cause of your blepharitis?

Comment from: lady, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I did not have blepharitis until I had cataract surgery. Now I have it so badly I can hardy read. Vision is worse than before surgery.

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Comment from: Eva, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 07

The cause of my blepharitis is liquid eyeliner bacteria. The doctor gave prescription Avenova for a month, and a cleaner purchased at Target called Aveeno, 2 to 3 times daily. I have been to 3 doctors and only one knew what to do and told me I had blepharitis. My eye feels like I have something in it, dry eye and itchy. Only one week and the swelling was down. Red eye left. Itching took time to go away. I'm on my second week now. Hope that helps.

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Comment from: Dan, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 14

The source of the blepharitis infection (bacteria) was from unsanitary bath water that splashed into eye region and eventually onto my eyeball. Cleansing the body in a bathtub (stagnant water) might be acceptable to some but definitely has health risks. Never again.

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Comment from: LEIGH, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 14

In 1994 I had my eyelids tattooed after which I experienced itchy, burning and crusty eyelids. I concluded unsanitary tattoo tool was the cause. I had my eyes examined and the doctor asked me if I was aware I have blepharitis. I had never heard of it until then. I have lived with the bothersome eye lid problem since but finally had enough. Ophthalmologist said to use baby shampoo on hot cloth to clean eye lids and then hot rice bag. I will try this remedy today.

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Comment from: Julia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

My blepharitis was caused by a severe case of the adenovirus.

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Comment from: Jyothi, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I am 20 years old. I got eye floaters problem when I was 16 years old and I still have this problem, its intensity has decreased though. One year back, I got some dry, itchy, rough skin problem over my eyelids. It is very itchy sometimes and when I rub my skin over there, skin peels off. I used some medicines because of which that particular area became dark. This was one year ago. Now again the blepharitis problem has started. It is occurring intermittently. I feel so irritated, my eyes are getting unattractive. I use glasses too. My sight power is 4.5 each.

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Comment from: lovelytee8, Female (Patient) Published: October 30

My dog was super excited to see me after a long weekend and she jumped up and her nose hit me in the eye and her mucous got into my eye as well. My eyes felt gross that whole day even after trying to rinse with warm water. A week later, end result was blepharitis.

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Comment from: mjfrnkamj, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

I was cleaning the toilet with a brush when I felt something hit me in the eye. I splashed water into my eyes from the wash basin and went to sleep. The next morning I noticed pain in my right eye and sensitivity to light; blepharitis.

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Comment from: sad eyes, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

I think the cause of my blepharitis is the scarring and clogging of the meibomian glands in my eyelids, especially the lower lids. I have had surgery, but I still have severe tears, itching and redness in the eyes. This summer it was much better. Now in the northeast with the heat and dry air it is awful.

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