Emphasizing the diagnosis and treatment of Demodex blepharitis

Authors: Liu Zuguo,  Liang Lingyi

 DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2018.02.001
Published 2018-02-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2018,36(2): 81-85.

Abstract

Blepharitis is one of the common eye diseases, it may cause ocular irritation symptoms, and even cause damage of visual function, if it involves the meibomian gland and cornea.Recent studies have shown that Demodex infestation may be an important but under-estimated cause of blepharitis, its diagnosis and treatment become the focus of blepharitis research, clinical doctors should pay adequate attention to this.Demodex blepharitis still faces many uncertain problems and challenges.In this paper, the controversial problems of Demodex blepharitis diagnosis and treatment, combined with domestic and foreign research results and the author’s experience was analyzed, and we also discussed that how to improve the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and improve the treatment effect of Demodex blepharitis.Herein, we emphasize on the diagnosis and treatment options of Demodex blepharitis.Early detection of the pathogen and prompt treatment would ultimately improve the prognosis of Demodex blepharitis.

Key words:

Demodex blepharitis/diagnosis & therapy; Infectious disease, eye; Blepharitis; Demodicosis; Ocular surface inflammation

Contributor Information

Liu Zuguo
Eye Institute of Xiamen University, Xiamen Eye Hospital, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
Liang Lingyi
Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, State Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Guangzhou 510060, China
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