SandsClinic

This is a condition that causes the edges of your eyelids are red and swollen and occurs to people at any age.

Presentation

Itchy red sore eyelids, crusty and greasy eyelids, burning gritty sensation in his eyes, sensitivity to light, swollen eyelid margins, difficulty in wearing contact lenses.

Self-help tips

Avoid the dust and getting particles in the eye.

Good eye hygiene especially if wearing contacts.

Treatment

There are three main steps to eyelid hygiene that should be carried out once or twice a day:

using a warm compress – to make the oil produced by the glands around your eyes runnier.

gently massaging your eyelids – to push the oils out of the glands.

cleaning your eyelids – to wipe away any excess oil and remove any crusts, bacteria, dust or grime that might have built up.

Furthermore, you might need antibiotics if there is concerns of an infection

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have any concerns with your eyelids, we could have a look and could also prescribe antibiotics if you need them.