EYE CARE :: Eye Disorders
What is blepharitis?
Blepharitis is an inflammation at the base of the eyelashes. Blepharitis is associated with abnormal production and secretion of the sebaceous glands (oil-producing glands) and may be associated with seborrhea. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammation of the top layers of skin, characterized by red, itchy skin that sheds scales.
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
The most common symptoms of blepharitis are:
How is blepharitis diagnosed?
Blepharitis is usually diagnosed based the complete medical history and a physical examination of your child. Additional tests are not usually required.
Treatment of blepharitis:
Treatment may include:
If your child also has seborrheic dermatitis, along with blepharitis, treatment recommendations may include:
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