Adult Blepharitis Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is adult blepharitis?

What is the difference between anterior and posterior blepharitis?

Which systemic diseases are associated with adult blepharitis?

What is the pathophysiology of adult blepharitis?

What is the prevalence of adult blepharitis in the US?

What is the morbidity associated with adult blepharitis?

What are the racial predilections of adult blepharitis?

How does the prevalence of adult blepharitis vary by sex?

How does the prevalence of adult blepharitis vary by age?

What is the prognosis of adult blepharitis?

Where can patient education resources be found for adult blepharitis?

Presentation

What are the signs and symptoms of adult blepharitis?

Which history is characteristic of adult blepharitis?

What is the typical disease course for adult blepharitis?

Which external exam findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Which gross exam findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Which slit-lamp exam findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Which conjunctival findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Which corneal findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Which physical findings are characteristic of the anterior variant of adult blepharitis?

Which disease is most common with the staphylococcal variant of anterior blepharitis?

Which findings are characteristic of the posterior variant of adult blepharitis?

Which systemic diseases cause adult blepharitis?

What causes chronic adult blepharitis?

What causes acute adult blepharitis?

Which syndrome may present as adult blepharitis?

What are the possible complications of adult blepharitis?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Adult Blepharitis?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of adult blepharitis?

Which histologic are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

What is the role of the LipiView (Tear Science) imaging study in the workup of adult blepharitis?

What is the role of the Keratograph 5M (Oculus) imaging study in the workup of adult blepharitis?

Treatment

What is the basis of medical treatment for adult blepharitis?

What are the steps in eyelid hygiene for the treatment of adult blepharitis?

When are additional treatments indicated for adult blepharitis?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

What are the surgical options for adult blepharitis?

When is consultation with a dermatologist indicated in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

How does diet affect adult blepharitis?

How is adult blepharitis prevented?

What is included in long-term monitoring of adult blepharitis?

What are the treatment options for adult blepharitis that is unresponsive after 1-2 months of treatment?

Medications

Which medications are used in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

What is the role of ivermectin in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

What is the efficacy of ivermectin in the treatment of adult blepharitis?

Which medications in the drug class Dermatology, Herbals are used in the treatment of Adult Blepharitis?

Which medications in the drug class Anthelminthics are used in the treatment of Adult Blepharitis?

Which medications in the drug class Oral antibiotics are used in the treatment of Adult Blepharitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical antibiotic/corticosteroid suspension/ointment are used in the treatment of Adult Blepharitis?

Which medications in the drug class Topical antibiotic ointments are used in the treatment of Adult Blepharitis?