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Comparative Ocular Microbial Communities in Humans with and without Blepharitis.
The aims of our study were to compare the ocular microbial communities of humans with and without blepharitis in an attempt to elucidate which microorganisms may cause blepharitis.
Bacterial 16S rRNA genes of eyelash and tear samples from seven blepharitis patients and four healthy controls were sequenced using a pyrosequencing method, and their bacterial
When I was compiling a list of abstracts to look at and blog about recently, the note I made on this one was "Depressing bleph lit review". Musta been one of those days when I was talking to a lot of depressed people and I was thinking this would not be an appropriate one for them to read :-) You might want to skip it if you're not feeling good. Or at least keep in mind that the authors' conclusions are talking about cure as opposed to successful management.
Interventions for chronic blepharitis.
Associated Morbidity of Blepharitis.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence of systemic medical conditions in patients with blepharitis.
DESIGN: A retrospective observational case-control study.
PARTICIPANTS AND CONTROLS: All the members who were diagnosed with blepharitis in the Central District of Clalit Health Services in Israel (years 2000-2009; n=16706) and 16706 age- and gender-matched controls randomly selected from the district members.