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Presented by Dr. Michael]. Caruso Ophthalmologist & Surgeon CLUMPY, STICKY EYELIDS Mascara is not the only entity that can cause eyelashes to clump and stick together. “Blepharitis,” caused by inflammation around the base of the eyelashes, also causes redness and stickiness of the eyelid, along with clumping of scaly skin around the base of the eyelashes. This condition is not caused by poor hygiene, can affect anyone of any age, and can be either acute or chronic. The underlying causes of chronic adult blepharitis are not well understood. Treatments for severe blepharitis include “electrochemical lid margin debridement” (which clears any mites, bacteria, and their biofilm from the eyelids); “intense pulse light therapy” (to open clogged eyelid glands); or antibiotics. Treatment objectives are to relieve symptoms, but cannot cure the condition. The best way to avoid blepharitis or keep it from returning is to clean your eyelids daily to prevent the buildup of bacteria and mites. Blepharitis is often associated with skin conditions, such as ocular rosacea, eczema, dandruff and psoriasis. To schedule an eye exam, please call ATLANTIC EYE CENTER. Your vision is our top priority, and our state-of-the-art facilities offer the best technology available for all your eye care needs. For your convenience, we also have an optical department. Please send your questions or comments to my office or email me at: drcaruso@atlanticeye.net P.S. Blepharitis does not threaten sight. Atlantic Eye Center 207 Stone Harbor Blvd., Cape May Court House NJ 609-465-1616 WWW. DOCTORMICHAELCARUSO. COM