Blepharitis

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What is blepharitis?

Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid margins that may cause redness of the eyes, itching and irritation of the eyelids in one or both eyes. It can happen posteriorly meaning, a dysfunction of meibomian glands within the eyelids, or anteriorly, affecting the outside lid, at the eyelashes.

Common symptoms reported by people with blepharitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with blepharitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
blepharitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
blepharitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with blepharitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with blepharitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Artificial Tears)
Perceived effectiveness
for blepharitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
blurry vision
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
blepharitis (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for blepharitis (4 evaluations)
Side effects
skin peeling on lips
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
blepharitis (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cold sweat dizziness and feeling faint 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with blepharitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has blepharitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 13
40s 15
50s 25
60s 9
70+ 12
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

72% Female
28% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 48
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from blepharitis patients who have completed their condition history
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