Testing & Diagnosis for Blepharitis in Children

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What are the symptoms of blepharitis?

Each child may experience symptoms differently, but the most common signs of blepharitis include:

  • redness and scaling of the edges of the eyelids
  • burning of the eyes
  • your child rubbing his or her eyes
  • general discomfort of the eyes
  • seborrheic dermatitis on your child's head or face
  • eye drainage

How does the doctor know it’s blepharitis?

Blepharitis is usually diagnosed based on a complete medical history and a physical examination of your child. Additional tests are not usually required to confirm the diagnosis.

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