Blepharitis refers to inflammation of the eyelids. As a disease of the eyelids, it may result as an extension of skin disease elswhere in the body, e.g seborrhoeic, ulcerative, mycotic. In long-term cases, there is usually variable degrees of permanent damage to the eyelids and associated glands.
- Blood, DC, Studdert, VP (1999) Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary. 2nd edn. WB Saunders, USA