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What is difference between blepharitis and conjunctivitis? Can one cause the other?
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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 bacteria and debris built up on the eyelid and eyelashes (rx antibiotic drops may help). Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva - layer covering the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Can be from virus, bacteria, allergy or chemical.

In brief: 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 bacteria and debris built up on the eyelid and eyelashes (rx antibiotic drops may help). Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva - layer covering the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Can be from virus, bacteria, allergy or chemical.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Blepharitis can cause conjunctivitis because it is itchy. Itching/rubbing may introduce bacteria into the eye causing conjunctivitis.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yep
Bleph is of the lids.
Conj is of the conjunctiva. They touch each other, so one typically spills onto the other.

In brief: Yep
Bleph is of the lids.
Conj is of the conjunctiva. They touch each other, so one typically spills onto the other.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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