Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cornea/External Disease
A number of conditions cause redness of the ocular adnexa, although they may not actually cause the eye itself to become red. These conditions are discussed here because many lid problems are intricately connected to ocular surface disease and infections. Most of these conditions can be easily diagnosed and managed in the office. A cross-sectional view of the normal eyelid demonstrates anatomy pertinent to these disease entities. Anteriorly, note the skin, muscle, eyelashes, and perifollicular glands.