Psoriasis on eyelids and its treatment

Psoriasis is an autoimmune long-term skin disorder which is characterized by patches of abnormal dry, itchy, red and scaly skin. It involves skin and nails. Psoriasis on eyelids and eyebrow is less common than the neck, scalp, and ears.  Inflammatory arthritis also is seen in psoriasis patients.  10-20% of psoriasis people developed with psoriatic arthritis. The cause of psoriasis is not clearly understood but there is evidence for genetic predisposition. It can occur any age but commonly seen between 50-69 years. Men and women both are equally affected worldwide. It affects 2-3% of the UK population. Few study reported that men are more suffering than female.

Psoriasis on body
Psoriasis on body    P.C- WIKIPEDIA

It is divided into 5 groups

  1. Plaque
  2. Guttate
  3. Inverse
  4. Pustular
  5. Erythrodermic

Most common symptoms of psoriasis are –

  • Scaling of the skin
  • Itching of the skin
  • Swelling
  • Burning sensation around joints
  • Erythema
  • Difficult to blinking eyes
  • Bleeding
  • Redness
  • Joint pain
  • Physical discomfort
  • Nail problem

Causes of psoriasis on eyelids:-

As I told before the exact causes of psoriasis is still unknown.  Inheritance and genetic factors also play an important role in the development of psoriasis in eyelids.

Suppose you have diagnosed psoriasis in another part of the body then there is a chance of developing psoriasis on eyelids.

Some specialist says that strain and anxiety can increase the risk of developing psoriasis

If your immune system compromise then psoriasis can be develop

Symptoms of psoriasis on eyelids:-

Psoriasis on eyelids is a rare condition. Mostly it affects the eyebrows and scalp.  The eyelids of affected area generally become red, inflamed associated with dryness, scaly and itching sensation.

Dandruff is commonly seen on eyelashes. Due to eye irritation cornea become scratch and redness of eye occurs sometimes.


There are 3 types of treatment available for psoriasis on eyelids and surround of eyes

  • Topical treatment
  • Systemic treatment
  • Phototherapy or light therapy

Topical treatment: – Psoriasis is incurable but we know that prevention is better than cure. We need to control the symptoms first. There are several types of creams and ointments available for treating the mild cases of psoriasis. Eye doctor or skin doctor advice special corticosteroids for treat scales on eyelashes but you should be careful while using them. If this medicine overuse or go inside then it can be causes of increase IOP (Intraocular pressure) which can lead glaucoma. Also, it can be the cause of early cataract. Topical lubricants can be used inside of the eyes if feels itchiness or dryness inside of eyes also.

Systemic medication: – Tablet and- Sometimes doctors give tablet and injection for treating some types of psoriasis but that should not be used for the long-term basis. Because of those medicines have some side effects.  You can consult with your doctors regarding on that.

Phototherapy or natural therapy: –   Ultraviolet-B rays can help you to fight with psoriasis. So artificial ultraviolet rays can help you to fight with psoriasis but some cases it can worsen the condition. The therapy is known as narrow-band UVB therapy.  It can damage skin and may be the cause of skin cancer. So you need to consult with doctors before start phototherapy.

Home remedies:-

At first, we need to modify our lifestyle. Take more organic food in your daily diets.  Take more fresh fruits and vegetables. Always try to avoid junk foods. Take more fresh fruits and vegetables which have greater contains antioxidants. Because it can help to increase our overall health and more good for boost skin health.

Apply Vitamin-A and Vitamin-E on the affected skin. Also, you can apply regularly walnut oil or almond oil on the skin which is beneficial. It helps to heal damage tissue.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects and honey helps to shoot skin. The mixed equal amount of turmeric paste and honey together and apply on affected skin.

Consume 2-3 garlic flakes daily, it will help to increase immunity power of the body and fight against inflammation.

Use sunscreen to protect your screen while outside at daytime. Also use moisturizers on the affected area.


Krishnendu Mandal
Optometrist, Blogger, Blogging since Jan 2016



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  2. Pitches are so irritating. The onliy victim can describe what was he/she goes through. Well organised article and easy to understand. Symptoms of psoriasis wisely written. Such an impressive article. Thanks, Krishnendu Mandal.

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