What causes posterior blepharitis?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Etiologic characteristics of posterior blepharitis include the following:

  • Meibomian gland dysfunction leading to increased evaporation of the protective tear layer [31]

  • Most frequently associated with rosacea

  • Pityrosporum fungal infection is associated with Meibomian gland dysfunction [32]


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