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Blepharitis

Blepharitis

Overview

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the lash follicles at the eyelid margins due to excess growth in lash follicles of bacteria normally present on the skin.

Update Date 9/2/2014

Updated by: Franklin W. Lusby, MD, ophthalmologist, Lusby Vision Institute, La Jolla, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.