Inflammatory or infectious process of the eyelid margin, typically involving skin, lashes, and meibomian glands
Associated with itchiness, redness, flaking, and crusting of the eyelid...
Redness of eyelid margin
Dry or watery eyes
Loss of eyelashes
Contact lens intolerance
Eye discharge or cr...
Several treatments may be helpful and are generally used in combination.
Treatments may provide symptomatic relief but usually do not result in cure for chronic cases.
No additional care is needed if symptoms resolve completely.
Patients should be educated about the potential for recurrence and chronicity with blepharitis.
Warm compresses and eyelid hygie...
American Academy of Ophthalmology Cornea/External Disease Panel. Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines. Blepharitis: Limited Revision. San Francisco, CA: American Academy of Opht...
373.00 Blepharitis, unspecified
373.01 Ulcerative blepharitis
690.18 Other seborrheic dermatitis
H01.009 Unspecified blepharitis unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
H01.019 Ulcerative bleph...
Q: Is blepharitis contagious?
A: Blepharitis is not contagious. However, if blepharitis is due in part to bacterial infection, the bacteria can be transmitted to other family members and result in ...
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