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do eye mites cause crusty eyes

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do eye mites cause crusty eyes?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.

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Demodex folliculorum ( mites residing in the hair follicle ) has been known to be associated with blepharitis which may cause crusty eyes. It needs to be treated with daily scrubbing of the lid margin with 50% diluted baby shampoo , application of antibiotic eye ointment such as erythromycin at bedtime.

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