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

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

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Blepharitis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cesamet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (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

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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth at night Loss of sex drive (libido) 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (4) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Balance problems 4 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (1) Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Blepharitis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Bowel irritability
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cesamet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Blepharitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Blepharitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 9
40s 14
50s 17
60s 7
70+ 7

Sex

Distribution of sex

69% Female
31% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 10
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 2
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 40
Not Diagnosed 2

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