Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Eyelid Redness Evaluation

The evaluation of blepharitis begins with a medical history and eye examination.

Physical findings in those with blepharitis include:

  • Swelling and redness of the eyelid edges
  • Scaly eyelids
  • Misdirection of eyelashes
  • Scarring of the lid margins
  • Thick coating on the lids
  • Ulcers at the base of the eyelashes
  • A painless, swollen lump in the eyelid

The diagnosis of a blepharitis does not require testing.

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Last Updated: Apr 3, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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