What is the basis of medical treatment for adult blepharitis?

Updated: Jan 03, 2019
  • Author: R Scott Lowery, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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A systematic and long-term commitment to a program of eyelid margin hygiene is the basis of treatment of blepharitis. Clinicians must ensure that patients recognize that the management of blepharitis is not a cure but a process that must be carried out for prolonged periods of time. This understanding helps reduce "doctor shopping," a ceremony in which a patient goes from physician to physician, seeking some panacea for this frustrating condition. [5]


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