Dry eye syndrome, which is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a condition where the eyes do not make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. This can lead to the eyes drying out and becoming inflamed (red and swollen).
Various drops and ointments are available – we’ll advise on the best option for you.
Blepharitis is a condition where the rims of the eyelids become inflamed (red and swollen), which can result in symptoms such as:
- burning, soreness or stinging in the eyes
- crusty eyelashes
- itchy eyelids
Blepharitis can be caused by a bacterial infection, or it can be a complication of a skin condition such as:
- seborrhoeic dermatitis, which causes an itchy rash on the skin and scalp (seborrhoeic dermatitis that affects the scalp is called dandruff.
- rosacea, which causes the face to appear red and blotchy