staphylococcal blepharitis

staphylococcal blepharitis

inflammation of the eyelids characterized by brittle hard scales along the base of the eyelashes.

staph·y·lo·coc·cal bleph·a·ri·tis

(staf'i-lō-kok'ăl blef'ă-rī'tis)
Inflammation of the eyelids characterized by brittle, hard scales along the base of the eyelashes.
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Staphylococcal blepharitis is a bacterial infection of the eyelash follicles and the tiny oil-secreting meibomian glands that line the eyelids.
This is commonly caused by bacteria (staphylococcal blepharitis) or dandruff of the scalp and eyebrows (seborrhoeic blepharitis).
Both seborrhoeic and staphylococcal blepharitis may coexist.
Most commonly this will result in a staphylococcal blepharitis, (1,12) since S.
Figure 5 shows the upper eyelid margin of a patient with a chronic history of recurrent staphylococcal blepharitis evident as collarettes along the eyelash bases and chronic blockage ('fall out') of functioning Meibomian gland orifices.