Parasite Party in
If your eyes itch, or you see little crusts of “dandruff” at the base of your eyelashes or in the corner of your eyelids, you could have an infestation of tiny 8-legged parasites known as Demodex mites
Yes, it’s shocking. But what’s worse, it’s common. In fact, by age 50, 80% of folks carry some of these creepy-crawly hitchhikers. You may have no symptoms at all and still be infested.
Aside from the squeamish factor, when they get out of control, these spider-like parasites cause inflammation and disease in the glands inside your eyelids. This leads to deterioration of your eye’s essential tear film and contributes to dry eye.
Make sure to ask your eye doctor to perform the simple test detailed
What are Dry Eyes?
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