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Blepharitis is anon-contagious inflammation of your eyelids. It can affect people of all ages.Blepharitis usually impacts both eyes at the same time and occurs at theeyelash line. While this medical condition is often treatable, in one of itsforms, it’s considered chronic and can be difficult to treat. Eyelashes are not just acosmetic feature on your face. They play an important role in the health ofyour eye. The improper application and use of cosmetics can cause eyelashproblems — as a matter of fact, it’s one of the most common means of infection.But other, serious conditions also can lead to infected eyelashes. Strabismus is acondition in which your two eyes are not aligned and point in different directions.One eye may be focused straight ahead, while the other eye is looking up, down,left or right. The maladjusted eye may maintain one position, or it can drift.It’s also possible for the affected eyes to switch positions; the stable eyemight suddenly become the roving one and vice versa. Keratoconus is adisorder that occurs when the front part of your eye, round and smooth whenhealthy, becomes thin and abnormal, taking on more of a conical shape. Sincethe round shape of your eye is meant to help focus light, keratoconus forcesthe light to be angled improperly through the cornea and onto the retina. Diabeticeye disease — known by its medical term, diabetic retinopathy — is an eye issuethat specifically affects people who have diabetes. If you are diabetic, youshould receive specialized screenings on a regular basis. These tests arecalled diabetic eye exams.
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