Blepharitis

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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[1].

Blepharitis is common in Persian cats (brachycephalic syndrome), in food allergy dermatitis and with infections by herpes virus, Chlamydia and Ringworm.

References

  1. Blood, DC, Studdert, VP (1999) Saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary. 2nd edn. WB Saunders, USA