By Bjarne Lühr Hansen PhD, MD and Philipp Skafte-Holm MD, Mentor Institute
Inflammation of theeyelids appears as redness, sorenessand scaling. With some, it is a skin diseasewithascaly eczema on the forehead/scalpthat has spreadtothe eyelid.
If the hair follicles of the eyelashes are attacked by bacteria the condition is further complicated.
Allergy of for example mascara can also cause inflammation of the eyelid. In severe cases the eyelid can become filled with sores and the eyelashes thin out.
The skin scales and/or the eyelashes can enter the eye and cause irritation of the mucous membrane of the eye.
Inflammation of the eyelid is common. The signs of infection of the eyelid are redness, swelling, smarting, itching and possibly lacrimation. Difficulties with reading can arise in the case of heavy lacrimation.