Blepharitis

Blepharitis

Paul is aged 40, and comes to see you with persistent, red, sore, scratchy eyes. He is really troubled with these symptoms which keep recurring. On examination he has red, inflamed, slightly crusty lids and some scleral injection.

He has tried eye drops from the pharmacy and two of your colleagues have twice prescribed him some topical Chloramphenicol.

Paul has Blepharitis. From the GP's perspective it can be difficult to know what to do and how to manage.

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A/Prof Stephen Barnett

Stephen is GP Supervisor, Medical Educator, GP academic and Medical Director of Medcast. He has completed a PhD on Virtual Communities of Practice in GP Training.

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