Blepharitis: a comprehensive look at a common disease Review article

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Michał Karaszewski
Marta Misiuk-Hojło
Joanna Przeździecka-Dołyk
Jan Gnus


Chronic blepharitis is a common, chronic inflammatory disease of the external eye whose detailed epidemiology is difficult to determine. Also, the role of individual etiological factors, such as demodex infestation, remains undefined. The diagnosis is based on a comprehensive physical examination with a thorough ophthalmological examination, supplemented with possible additional examinations. The therapy lasts long and usually does not lead to full recovery, requires patience and systematic commitment from patients. The constantly expanding therapeutic range is not reimbursed by public healthcare in most countries.


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Karaszewski M, Misiuk-Hojło M, Przeździecka-Dołyk J, Gnus J. Blepharitis: a comprehensive look at a common disease. Ophthatherapy [Internet]. 2020Aug.31 [cited 2021Jul.25];7(3):192-0. Available from:
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