Complications of Blepharitis


About complications: Complications of Blepharitis are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Blepharitis. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Blepharitis and complications of Blepharitis is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Blepharitis: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Blepharitis includes:

Complications of Blepharitis: Complications from blepharitis include:

Stye: A red tender bump on the eyelid that is caused by an acute infection of the oil glands of the eyelid.

Chalazion: This condition can follow the development of a stye. It is a usually painless firm lump caused by inflammation of the oil glands of the eyelid. Chalazion can be painful and red if there is also an infection.

Problems with the tear film: Abnormal or decreased oil secretions that are part of the tear film can result in excess tearing or dry eye. Because tears are necessary to keep the cornea healthy, tear film problems can make people more at risk for corneal infections.1

1. excerpt from Blepharitis Resource Guide: NEI

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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