posterior blepharitis

posterior blepharitis

inflammation of eyelid margins characterized by inspissation and occlusion of tarsal glands orifices.

bleph·ar·ad·e·ni·tis

(blef'ăr-ad'ĕ-nī'tis)
Inflammation of the meibomian glands or the marginal glands of Moll or Zeis.
Synonym(s): posterior blepharitis.
[blephar- + G. adēn, gland, + -itis, inflammation]
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A 42-year-old fair-skinned woman presents with chronic facial acne, ocular history of chronic posterior blepharitis and conjunctivitis.
Contributed by eye specialists from the US, Europe, South America, and Singapore, the 20 chapters address common disorders like dry eye, anterior and posterior blepharitis, keratitis, ocular allergy, cicatricial conjunctivitis, and ocular surface alterations related to glaucoma treatment, and topical, systemic, and surgical treatment options, as well as the relationship of the ocular surface to contact lens wear, indications for contact lenses, their complications, and managing adverse effects.
The Tranquileyes(TM) Moist Heat Therapy Goggles, when coupled with the Thermoeyes(TM) reusable heat packs, has been proven to effectively combat and revitalize dry, tired and scratchy eyes that may occur from posterior blepharitis or meibomian gland dysfunction.
Eyelid scrubbing with Johnson's Baby Shampoo and hot compresses help people with posterior blepharitis, a dysfunction of the meibomian glands that line the eyelid margins.
Although our initial Phase 2 trials were focused on anterior blepharitis, we will also be pursuing trials in posterior blepharitis, as recent data suggest that AZASITE has unique attributes that could be beneficial in posterior blepharitis.
Posterior blepharitis is almost always associated with dysfunctional meibomian glands or altered meibomian gland secretions and is generally considered a chronic disease.
Posterior blepharitis describes inflammation of the eyelid margin posterior to the grey line.
2) At this stage, with inflammation becoming clinically apparent, it may be termed posterior blepharitis.
c Inferior corneal staining and moderate posterior blepharitis
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a major cause of evaporative dry eye" and in a prospective study of patients seeking an eye examination because of 'ocular discomfort' or 'irritation,' there was a diagnosis of posterior blepharitis in 24% of cases and anterior blepharitis in 12% of cases.
In terms of anterior blepharitis there may be crusts or flakes on the eyelashes, the lids may be stuck together in the morning and be accompanied by red eyes or eyelids; with posterior blepharitis there may be a change in meibomian gland secretions, meibomian gland plugs, lid telangiectasias, a frothy tear film, aqueous tear deficiency and excess lipid deposits.
It is important to manage blepharitis; both anterior and posterior blepharitis need to be treated, as if left untreated it can progress, causing significant discomfort and possibly scarring.

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