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Are there pictures that show which part of the eye is affected by blepharitis?

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As of 2015, there are pictures of the part of the eye affected by blepharitis available at MayoClinic.org, AAFP.org, and GetEyeSmart.com. Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid.

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Blepharitis is caused by the sebaceous glands of the eyelashes, also known as the glands of Zeis, becoming clogged. This clogging can occur for a number of reasons, including bacterial infection. The clogging of these glands affects the entire eyelid, causing it to develop a red and puffy appearance, Other visual hallmarks of blepharitis include pale, encrusted discharge along the margins of the eye, thickened eyelids, and eyelids that turn outward or inward.

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