Chronic inflammatory disorder of the eyelids and associated adnexal structures.
Significant cause of discomfort, causing foreign body sensation, burning, itching, and crusting around eyelashes.
Typical findings include lid erythema, collarettes around eyelashes, and capped meibomian glands.
In severe cases, corneal changes, including neovascularization, scarring, ulceration, and perforation, can lead to visual impairment.
Treatment is directed at maintaining eyelid hygiene and may require use of topical corticosteroids and topical or oral antibiotics.
Treatment of associated or underlying medical conditions is essential for successful management of blepharitis.
Anterior blepharitis: collarettes with lid erythema
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