Which corneal 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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Corneal findings can include punctate epithelial erosions, marginal infiltrates, marginal ulcers, limbal inflammation and thickening (limbitis), peripheral corneal ectasia, pannus, and phlyctenule formation. Corneal involvement occurs most commonly at the positions where the limbus is crossed by the upper and lower lid margins, at the 2-, 4-, 8-, and 10-o'clock positions. Corneal infiltrates can progress to infection and even perforation.


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