Eyelid Conditions

The eyelid is a thin fold of skin that covers and protects the eye.

“Palpebral” (and “blepharal”) means relating to the eyelids.

The human eyelid features a row of eyelashes that serve to heighten the protection of the eye from dust and foreign debris, as well as from perspiration.

Its key function is to regularly
spread the tears and other secretions
on the eye surface to keep it moist,
since the cornea must be continuously moist. They keep the eyes from
drying out when asleep. Moreover,
the blink reflex protects the eye from foreign bodies.


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What are common eyelid conditions?

All conditions that affect the eyelid are called eyelid conditions. The most common eyelid conditions where you could use a product like Ilast Care or Steriblef are the following:

  1. Blepharitis: inflammation of the eyelids
  2. Eyelid dermatitis: inflammation of the eyelid skin, dry flaky skin
  3. Eczema: sore dry eyelids
  4. Atopic dermatitis: inflammatory, non contagious, itchy skin disorder
  5. Xerosis: severe dry and flaky eyelids

Further information

For more information on each of these conditions and more please download
our factsheet.

What is the treatment for an eyelid condition?

If you feel you are suffering from any of the above conditions you should contact your local optometrist or your GP who will advise on the appropriate treatment.