Do you have red, swollen eyelids? If so, you may have inflammation of the eyelid, known as Blepharitis. It is a common and ongoing condition where the eyelid can have itchiness, redness, crusting, and discharge of the eye. This inflammation is a result of an overgrowth of bacteria on the eyelid. Blepharitis can also resemble dandruff since it often results in dandruff-like scales around the eyelashes. A close examination of your eyelids and eyelashes is usually all that is needed to diagnosis blepharitis. To discuss your symptoms and find out more about treatments offered for this condition, call Eye Center South to schedule your evaluation at 334-793-2211 or 800-467-1393.