Clinical Presentation, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Demographic Analysis of Blepharitis in Adults Presenting at Multiple Healthcare Centres

Adeel Ahmad Siddique, Kamran Haider Shaheen, Irum Raza, Muhammad Awais Ashraf, Ghazi Khan Maree, Azfar Ahmed Mirza, Talha Alvi

ABSTRACT

Objective: To identify symptoms, risk factors and outcomes of demographic analysis in adult patients with blepharitis
Study design: Cross-sectional study.
Place and Duration: The study was conducted in the Department of Ophthalmology at THQ Hospital Kabirwala from 8th January 2020 to 8th June 2020.
Materials and Methods: 100 patients were included in the study. Aged above 21 with symptoms of Blepharitis. Fluorescein strips and Slit lamp 90 D techniques were used to evaluate the patients for the presence of visual indications of blepharitis.
Results: Sixty-five females and thirty-five males were included in the study. The age group of 21-30 years had the highest number of patients. Dry eyes, poor hygiene, low-socioeconomic factor and seborrhoea dermatitis were significant risk factors. Most common symptoms included irritation, foreign body sensation, swelling over eyelids, hyperaemia, Epiphora and photosensitivity.
Conclusion: Proper guidelines for protection and good hygiene should be provided to people. Dry eyes, poor hygiene, low-socioeconomic factor, seborrhoea dermatitis, irritation, foreign body sensation, swelling over eyelids, hyperaemia, Epiphora and photosensitivity are the most common symptoms and risk factors to find the reason behind Blepharitis, in this study. Females, due to their hormonal changes, are more prone to having this disease.

Key Words: Blepharitis, Diabetes, Epiphora, Poor Hygiene, Socioeconomic Status, Seborrheic Dermatitis.

How to cite this: Siddique AA, Shaheen KH, Raza I, Ashraf MA, Maree GK, Mirza AA, Alvi T. Clinical Presentation, Risk Factors and Outcomes of Demographic Analysis of Blepharitis in Adults Presenting at Multiple Healthcare Centres. Life and Science. 2021; 2(4): 160-163 .  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.203

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