What Is Acute Blepharitis? And Its Treatments?

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What is acute blepharitis? And its treatments?

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In fact, acute blepharitis can be divided into two categories: acute ulcerative blepharitis and acute nonulcerative blepharitis.

Symptoms of the two are slightly different.

Acute ulcerative blepharitis: small pimples may develop in eyelash follicles and eventually break down to form shallow marginal ulcers. Tenacious adherent crusts leave a bleeding surface when removed. During sleep, eyelids can become glued together by dried secretions. Recurrent ulcerative blepharitis can cause eyelid scars and loss or misdirection (trichiasis) of eyelashes.

Acute nonulcerative blepharitis: eyelid margins become swelling and red spots emerge; eyelashes may become crusted with dried serous fluid.

Treatments of acute blepharitis also need to be noticed.

Generally, acute ulcerative blepharitis is treated with topical antibiotics or systemic antivirals. Specifically, antimicrobials for acute ulcerative blepharitis; warm compresses and sometimes topical corticosteroids for acute nonulcerative blepharitis.

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