What are the possible complications of blepharitis?

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

  • Hordeolum

  • Chalazion

  • Scarring of the cornea, which could lead to blindness

  • Trichiasis (misdirection of eyelashes)

  • Corneal infection

  • Endophthalmitis - Patients with blepharitis undergoing intraocular surgery may have an increased risk of developing this condition


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