What is Blepharitis ?
Blepharitis is one of the most common inflammations of the eyelids that is responsible for causing itching,redness, and a potential secondary eye infection. It is more commonly monitored in people who have dandruff,oily skin or dry eyes. It can be seen in both adults and young children. This chronic disorder can be eliminated and controlled with the appropriate treatments. It occurs in two forms : anterior and posterior blepharitis. The etymology comes from Ancient Greek word βλέφαρον (blépharon) which means eyelid.
What is Blepharitis Wiki ?
Blephartitis Wiki is a website dedicated to educate patients about treatments, causes, symptoms and diagnosis of blepharitis and raising awareness of eye health in general. Many times blepharitis is confused with MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction) , meibomitis or meibomianitis and conjunctivitis (pinkeye) . Our purpose is to explain the basic differences between several eye disorders and share knowledge and experience with others. Most of our visitors are from Google search engine and our Facebook Page.
Our Wiki is a non-profit website whose mission is to improve the lives of people with blepharitis by raising awareness, providing public health information and supporting medical research on this widespread but little-known disorder. The information the Wiki provides should not be considered medical advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified ophthalmologist. The Wiki does not evaluate, endorse or recommend any particular medications, products, equipment or treatments. Blepharitis may vary substantially from one patient to another, and treatment must be tailored by a ophthalmologist for each individual case.