Blepharitis is a condition that occurs when the glands located on the margin of your eyelid become clogged and irritated. This condition can cause dry eye symptoms such as dry, itchy and red eyes. Blepharitis treatment generally involves cleaning the glands and restoring proper function to avoid future build up.
A burning feeling in the eyes is generally a symptom of another condition. The cause could be dry eye syndrome, incorrect use of contact lenses, environmental irritants, blepharitis, allergies or ocular rosacea. Treatment of this problem depends on the cause. Treating with lubricating eye drops may offer only temporary relief.
Allergies affecting the eyes are extremely common, especially during season changes or around certain animals. Talk to your doctor about the best way to combat your eye allergies. Lubricating eye drops and allergy medicine may help, but your doctor may be able to prescribe something more helpful.
Eye pain can be attributed to many different conditions. Conditions like blepharitis, conjunctivitis, corneal abrasions, corneal infections, glaucoma and foreign bodies can all cause eye pain. Report any eye pain to your eye doctor as soon as possible! Some of these conditions can cause severe vision loss if not dealt with promptly.
Itchy eyes can be caused by dry eye or allergies and require evaluation. Extremely or chronically itchy eyes can be caused by allergies, dry eye syndrome, blepharitis and eye infections. Be sure to contact your eye doctor if you experience itchiness.
Hyphema is the pooling or collecting of blood inside of the anterior chamber of the eye. The anterior chamber of the eye is the space between the cornea and the iris, when fluid is typically cycled through the eye. This condition usually causes pain, and can cause permanent vision problems if not treated. How your hyphema is treated will be decided depending on your health, extent of injury, age and more.
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian gland dysfunction is the main cause of dry eye syndrome. The meibomian glands are responsible for producing the oil that is necessary for the tear film on your eyes to function properly. When the meibomian glands are not producing enough of this oil, the water in the tear film evaporates quickly, leaving you with dry eyes. Meibomian gland dysfunction can be treated with LipiFlow and may respond to diet changes. If undiagnosed and untreated, the meibomian glands can progressively shrivel and die.
An ocular migraine can cause vision disturbance or vision loss in one eye that lasts less than an hour. These can happen during or after a migraine headache. Symptoms include light sensitivity, blind spots or total blindness in one eye, nausea, and vomiting.
Ocular rosacea is a condition that causes redness, burning and itching around the eyes. It can also cause burning, dry eyes, blurred vision, redness and light sensitivity. This condition can usually be controlled with LipiFlow and nutrients. Antibiotics may sometimes be necessary. If untreated, ocular rosacea can cause corneal haze, blood vessel growth and vision impairment. It also causes chronic red, painful eye.
Eye redness can occur as a result of many different conditions. Conditions like dry eye syndrome, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and ocular rosacea can all cause eye redness. To determine the exact cause of the redness, or if the redness is accompanied by pain or itching, or caused by eye injury, contact your eye doctor.