What is the prognosis of adult blepharitis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Overall, the prognosis for patients with blepharitis is good to excellent. Blepharitis only causes significant morbidity in an extremely small subset of patients. For most, it remains more of a symptomatic affliction than a true threat to their health and function. Patients with chronic blepharitis experience a considerable amount of discomfort and misery that can greatly reduce their well-being and ability to carry out the daily activities of life and work. Recognition of the waxing and waning course of the disease, and the necessity of management through a prolonged program rather than via an instant cure, helps them to approach the disease in a successful manner.


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