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The aging eye: when to worry about eyelid problems

Age, certain diseases, and some cosmetic treatments can affect the muscles and skin of the upper and lower eyelids. Often the problem affects your appearance and nothing more, but in other cases it may interfere with vision or cause eye irritation. Blepharitis.Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelids. It can be caused by a problem with the oil glands near the base of the eyelids, a bacterial infection, or skin conditions like rosacea or seborrheic…

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