Which external exam findings are characteristic of adult blepharitis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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External examination of patients with blepharitis often demonstrates findings of associated conditions. Herpetic skin disease can be associated with erythema and vesicle formation. Seborrheic dermatitis is typified by oily skin and flaking from the scalp or brows. Rosacea is associated with pustules, rhinophyma, telangiectasias of the cheeks and eyelid margins, erythema, and pustules.


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