Definition of Blepharitis

Definition of Blepharitis © 2016 American Academy of Ophthalmology

Definition of Blepharitis



Blepharitis is one of the common eyelid disorders worldwide. It is a chronic non contagious disease of the eye lid margin in which there is eyelid inflammation.

There are many causes for it but all will share the same symptoms which are annoying.It is a very common cause of ocular discomfort and irritation. It usually occurs in both eyes.

Acute form is most commonly associated with allergy like drug allergy. It can be subdivided into anterior and posterior forms and most of the time there is overlap in signs and symptoms between these two forms.

Patients will complain mainly from foreign body sensation and itching and they can't tolerate sunlight with excessive tearing and burning sensation. On morning, they will find small white discharge around the corner of the eye.



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