Blepharitis



Definition       
– inflammation of the lid margins may be associated with   conjunctivitisblepharitis

Aetiology       
– Staphylococcus
- Parasites (uncommon) Pediculosis, Demodex

Therapy          
- Remove parasites
- Betadine toilets
- Local steroid and antibiotic ointment applied at night.  This may be needed long term as the condition tends to recur.

 

Hordeolum –(Stye)



Definition       
- An abscess in a lash folliclestye tn

Therapy          
- Drainage by removing the lash
- Hot spoon bathing for comfort
- Local antibiotics to prevent recurrence.

  Chalazion (Meibomian Cyst)



Definition        - Chronic infection in a Meibomian glad.  It may develop acute suppuration infection.  A lump is seen over the tarsal plate

Therapy           chalazion
- If acutely inflamed – hot spoon bathing and antibiotics to reduce cellulitis.
- Chronic cysts
– incise and curette.