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Staphylococcal Hypersensitivity
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:53

 

What is Staphylococcal Hypersensitivity? What is the treatment for Staphylococcal Hypersensitivity?

 

Staphylococcal hypersensitivity is when the eye has an inflammatory response to the staphylococcal organism located on the lid margin. This will cause eye irritation, redness, sterile ulcers, and tearing. Typically, one will have chronic staphylococcal blepharitis and marginal lid disease. Treatment consists of treating the underlining condition (blepharitis.) Often topical antibiotic ointments and steroids are used to control the bacteria load and inflammatory response.

 

Treatment

Treat underling condition

Lid hygiene

Topical antibiotic ointment

Topical steroid

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:46
 

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