Create issue ticket

416 Possible Causes for Thickened Eyelids

  • Blepharitis

    Posterior blepharitis also leads to thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids.[] Clogging of the glands can result in thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids. Mixed blepharitis is when anterior and posterior types occur at the same time.[] Posterior blepharitis is a condition that results from a dysfunction of the eye’s tiny oil glands (meibomian glands) in the eyelids at the base of the eyelashes.[]

  • Anterior Uveitis

    Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26(5):726-731. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1468470. Epub 2018 Jun 5. Author information 1 a Department of Ophthalmology, CHU St-Pierre and Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium. 2 b Department of Ophthalmology, CHU St-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium. 3[…][]

  • Autosomal Recessive Pachydermoperiostosis 

    Eyelid ptosis which is caused by thickened eyelids (blepharoptosis) is a less common symptom.[] […] of thickened eyelids; periodontal disease; and palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. [3] Touraine et al. described three forms of PDP, viz, classic or complete form, with skin and[] It is characterized by a combination of dermatologic changes (pachydermia or thickening of the skin) and rheumatologic manifestations (periostosis and finger clubbing).[]

  • Gonococcal Conjunctivitis

    It then flows, loops forward, and forms the inside surface of the eyelids. At the medial canthus the conjunctiva fold thickens, which is called the semilunar fold.[]

  • Seborrheic Blepharitis

    Symptoms of posterior blepharitis include inflamed and thickened eyelid margins, eyelid crusting and other symptoms that are often difficult to manage.[] Signs (observations that one makes) of blepharitis include red eyelid margins, swollen eyelids, thickened eyelids, increased shedding of skin cells near the eyelids, causing[] The different types and symptoms are as follows: Staphyloccal blepharitis patients frequently exhibit mildly sticking eyelids, thickened lid margins, and missing and misdirected[]

  • Rosacea

    […] margins including papules and styes ( blepharitis and/or conjunctivitis) – ocular rosacea Enlarged unshapely nose with prominent pores ( sebaceous hyperplasia ) and fibrous thickening[] Subtype 4, ocular rosacea, includes inflammation of different parts of the eye and eyelid.[] The entire face including the eyelids, may become subject to swelling. Surface irregularities of the nose with prominent pores and fibrous thickening can occur.[]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B

    All patients had prominent corneal nerves, thickened eyelids, mild ptosis and eversion of the upper eyelids.[] Most affected individuals have characteristic physical features, including full lips, thickened eyelids, high-arched palate, and marfanoid habitus.[] Thickened eyelids and everted, diffusely hypertrophied lips are characteristic.[]

  • Lipoid Proteinosis

    Patients with this genodermatosis can usually be recognized instantly because of husky voice, inability to protrude tongue and thickened eyelids.[] Patients were presented with hoarseness and beaded eyelid papules, thickened frenulum, hyperkeratotic plaques and infiltrated warty papules and nodules.[] Lipoid proteinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder; it presents in early childhood with hoarseness, skin infiltration and thickening with beaded papules on eyelid margins[]

  • Atopy

    Untreated VKC can lead to eyelid thickening that ultimately leads to ptosis.[] The inner lining of the eyelids, or conjunctiva, are red and swollen and may have thickened bumps called papillae.[] In adults, chronic rubbing produces thickened plaques of skin.[]

  • Acne Vulgaris

    Signs include thickening skin, irregular surface nodularities, and enlargement.[] Phymatous rosacea can also affect the chin (gnathophyma), forehead (metophyma), cheeks, eyelids (blepharophyma), and ears (otophyma).[20] Telangiectasias may be present.[]

Further symptoms