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Clinical and immunological responses in ocular demodecosis.
The purpose of this study was to investigate clinical and immunological responses to Demodex on the ocular surface. Thirteen eyes in 10 patients with Demodex blepharitis and chronic ocular surface disorders were included in this study and treated by lid scrubbing with tea tree oil for the eradication of Demodex. We evaluated ocular surface manifestations and Demodex counts, and analyzed IL-1β, IL-5, IL-7, IL-12, IL-13,
Clinical Treatment of Ocular Demodex folliculorum by Systemic Ivermectin.
PURPOSE: To report clinical outcomes of the treatment of ocular Demodex folliculorum with oral ivermectin.
DESIGN: Noncomparative, interventional case series.
METHODS: Setting. Institutional. Study Population. Twenty-four eyes of 12 patients (3 male and 9 female; mean age ± standard deviation, 50.4 ± 21.0 years) with refractory posterior blepharitis with the presence of D. folliculorum
Ocular demodicosis as a potential cause of pediatric blepharoconjunctivitis.
PURPOSE: To report Demodex infestation in pediatric blepharoconjunctivitis.
METHODS: A retrospective review of 12 patients, with ages from 2.5-11 years, with chronic blepharoconjunctivitis who failed to respond to conventional treatments. Demodex was detected by lash sampling and microscopic examination. Patients were treated with 50% tea tree oil (TTO) eyelid scrubs or 5% TTO ointment eyelid
[Demodex-related marginal blepharitis in Japan].
PURPOSE: Some marginal blepharitis is related to demodex, but this has not yet been reported in Japan. In this study, patients with severe marginal blepharitis with cylindrical dandruff were studied to examine the number of demodex in their cilia.
METHODS: Ten eyes of 10 patients (7 men and 3 women, mean age: 62.9 +/- 9.0 years) with unilateral marginal blepharitis which had cylindrical dandruff in their cilia were studied.
Some of you without facial rosacea who have been diagnosed with ocular rosacea might want to discuss this "rosacea-like demodicidosis" concept with your doctor.
It's always heartening to see a study (even just a case study) saying things like "complete remission without recurrence".
Rosacea-like demodicidosis and chronic blepharitis.
Demodicidosis is a parasitic skin disease caused by the follicle mites