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Demodex Mites and How to Fight Them stars

It's not a nice thought, but Demodex is the most common microscopic mite found in the human skin. These mites can be found on your eyelids and Demodex prevalence increases with age. It is observed in 84% of the population at age 60 and an incredible 100% of the population over the age of 70.

What is Blepharitis?

Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids. Oils and other products normally secreted by the eye and eyelids build up on the lid surface and eyelashes resulting in eye irritation and often redness. It's a common disorder and occurs in two forms:

1 in 4 suffer with dry eye, do you? stars

When the eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly (due to blocked or abnormal oil glands), Dry eye syndrome can occur. The eyes can become inflamed and irritated as the eyes dry out.

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