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Interventions for chronic blepharitis

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2012
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Interventions for chronic blepharitis
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, May 2012
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd005556.pub2
Pubmed ID

Kristina Lindsley, Sueko Matsumura, Elham Hatef, Esen K Akpek


Blepharitis, an inflammatory condition associated with itchiness, redness, flaking, and crusting of the eyelids, is a common eye condition that affects both children and adults. It is common in all ethnic groups and across all ages. Although infrequent, blepharitis can lead to permanent alterations to the eyelid margin or vision loss from superficial keratopathy (abnormality of the cornea), corneal neovascularization, and ulceration. Most importantly, blepharitis frequently causes significant ocular symptoms such as burning sensation, irritation, tearing, and red eyes as well as visual problems such as photophobia and blurred vision. The exact etiopathogenesis is unknown, but suspected to be multifactorial, including chronic low-grade infections of the ocular surface with bacteria, infestations with certain parasites such as demodex, and inflammatory skin conditions such as atopy and seborrhea. Blepharitis can be categorized in several different ways. First, categorization is based on the length of disease process: acute or chronic blepharitis. Second, categorization is based on the anatomical location of disease: anterior, or front of the eye (e.g. staphylococcal and seborrheic blepharitis), and posterior, or back of the eye (e.g. meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD)). This review focuses on chronic blepharitis and stratifies anterior and posterior blepharitis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 346 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 46 13%
Student > Bachelor 46 13%
Researcher 37 11%
Student > Postgraduate 30 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 7%
Other 74 21%
Unknown 94 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 147 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 31 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 11 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 3%
Psychology 10 3%
Other 39 11%
Unknown 104 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 September 2023.
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