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what is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis can one cause the other

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Eyelid vs eye: Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid. It is treated by gently scrubbing the eyelids with ocusoft wipes or with a q-tip and baby shampoo. There is ... Read More
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Yep: Bleph is of the lids. Conj is of the conjunctiva. They touch each other, so one typically spills onto the other.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Giant papillary conjunctivitis is generally a chronic response to contact lens wear, contact solutions and sometimes environmental allergens. When it ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
No: These are absolutely not causes of rubeosis.
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No: These entities can cause a chronic red eye, but not rubeosis (which is abnormal growth of blood vessels on the iris).
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Not true: Unfortunately your source is not correct.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Blepharitis: Antibiotics don't work for allergic conjuctivitis but they may help blepharitis or infectious conjunctivitis.
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Preventive measures: Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to tou ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
29 years experience Retinal Surgery
No: There is no association between blepharitis or conjunctivitis and blood calcium levels.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience Ophthalmology
Pink eye: Whites of eyes can be irritated by bacteria from the crusting associated with blepharitis. Antibiotics are helpful.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Lids v. face: Blepharitis is a dandruff like inflammation of the eyelids causing redness, itching, crusting and sometimes loss of lashes. Rosacea is condition of u ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Source of infection: One is caused by any of a number or viruses, the other is caused by any of a number of bacteria. Bacterial conjunctivitis responds to antibiotics, vi ... Read More

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