Research progress of Demodex induced blepharitis

Authors: Ouyang Weijie,  Zhang Xiaobo,  Liu Zuguo

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2019.03.014
Published 2019-03-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2019,37(3): 229-232.

Abstract

Demodex blepharitis is a special form of blepharitis caused by Demodex.Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis that infect the eyelids are parasitic on the hair follicles and sebaceous glands, respectively.When the number of infections is large or local factors affect the hair follicle and meibomian glands, a series of clinical symptoms and signs are produced.The main diagnosis of Demodex blepharitis needs to combine clinical manifestations and Demodex detection.Patients with obvious symptoms and signs need timely treatment.This study reviewed the epidemiology, pathogenesis, pathological changes, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of vermicular blepharitis in order to provide reference for the research of Demodex blepharitis.

Key words:

Demodex folliculorum; Blepharitis; Epidemiology; Pathogenesis; Pathological changes; Clinical manifestations; Diagnosis; Treatment; Prevention; Tree tea oil

Contributor Information

Ouyang Weijie
Eye Institute of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, China
Zhang Xiaobo
Liu Zuguo
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