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What is Blepharitis?
;is condition gets its name from blephar, the Greek
word for eyelid, and itis means “in;ammation of.” So,
there you have it, blepharitis is an in;ammation of the
eyelids, with women and men equally a;ected. Blepharitis is an annoyance that can impact your quality of life.
It’s not considered a disease, it usually doesn’t a;ect your
eyesight, and it’s not contagious. It’s more of an uncomfortable and perhaps unsightly “condition” that needs to
;e symptoms that prompted my husband, Roger, to
go to the ophthalmologist (and believe me, Roger hates
• His eyes itched and felt irritated.