2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
8 External Disease and Cornea
Chapter 10: Infectious Diseases of the External Eye: Microbial and Parasitic Infections
Microbial and Parasitic Infections of the Eyelid Margin and Conjunctiva
Staphylococcal bacteria on the anterior eyelid margin can cause blepharitis. This condition is not purely infectious, however; antimicrobial therapy is rarely curative because of a significant inflammatory component that may predispose to bacterial overgrowth and perpetuate a local immune deviation. This disorder is discussed in detail in Chapter 3.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.