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What causes my eyelids to be red each morning?

Redness of the eyelids in the morning usually is caused by blepharitis, an inflammation and/or infection in the eyelids. Blepharitis often affects both upper and lower eyelids. The cause can be a multiplication of the bacteria that are normally on the skin of the eyelids or a blockage and inflammation of the oil glands that open onto the edges of the eyelids.

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