blepharoconjunctivitis


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blepharoconjunctivitis

[¦blef·ə·rō·kən‚jəŋk·tə′vīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the eyelids and the conjunctiva.
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Atopic blepharoconjunctivitis occurs when inflammatory disease activity at the eyelid margins traumatizes the ocular surface, aggravating keratitis and conjunctivitis.
Deficient mucin production is normally an acquired condition secondary to chronic blepharoconjunctivitis (GRAHN & STOREY, 2004).
The patient first sought medical attention 11 days after the contact and had a skin condition and bacterial conjunctivitis diagnosed, which were treated with an oral antibiotic; 14 days after contact, she was noted to have two small pustular lesions on her right eyelid and had blepharoconjunctivitis diagnosed.
Many of these conditions can be managed by optometrists, especially those with AS and IP qualifications, and can include more complex cases of blepharitis and blepharoconjunctivitis, limbal and peripheral corneal infiltrates and non-perforating abrasions and foreign bodies.
Logically, a bacterial blepharoconjunctivitis or conjunctivitis will develop as and when the levels of bacteria exceed the protective functions of the tear film and the capacity of the tear film drainage to remove bacteria from the ocular surface.
Ocular herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection may involve the anterior and posterior parts of the eye and results in various clinical disorders including blepharoconjunctivitis, scleritis, episcleritis, keratitis, anterior uveitis, and posterior uveitis.