Blepharoconjunctivitis is an inflammation of three eye tissues: the edge or margins of the eyelid, the transparent membrane that covers the outer white part of the eye, the conjunctiva, and the inner underside tissue of the eyelids. This inflammation of these tissues may be caused by bacteria, viruses or allergies.
Symptoms generally include a mucus-like discharge (eyelids sticking together), redness, burning and a foreign body sensation. Specific treatment depends on the cause of the inflammation. Visit one of our eye doctors soon for a recommended treatment plan, often requiring prescription medication and for help on how to avoid prolonged or additional symptoms that may arise. Call us right away.
(Information from Optometric Practice Information Systems)