Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the eyelids.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inflammation of the eyelid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the eyelids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the eyelids.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the eyelids characterized by redness and swelling and dried crusts

Etymologies

Ancient Greek βλέφαρον (blepharon, "eyelid"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Durham company is working to address the eye condition called blepharitis, which is often accompanied by symptoms of redness, burning and itching.

    National Business News - Local Business News | bizjournals

  • The Afro also covers the controversy, including this fact: Sessoms "suffers from a condition known as blepharitis, which causes eyes to blink uncontrollably."

    DeMorning DeBonis: March 11, 2011

  • I've done some studying and it seems I may have an eyelid infection, known as blepharitis, as I seem to have more of its symptoms than a stye.

    Al's Ramblings

  • AzaSite® for blepharitis, which is in Phase 2 development.

    GEN News Highlights

  • The eyes may be affected by inflammation of the eyelids known as blepharitis and conjunctivitis.

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  • (diquafosol tetrasodium ophthalmic solution) 2% for dry eye, which are both in Phase 3 development, and AZASITE® (azithromycin ophthalmic solution) 1% for blepharitis, which is in Phase 2 development.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • ® (azithromycin ophthalmic solution) 1% for blepharitis, which is in Phase 2 development.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • Now that I am getting older, I find myself using baby aspirin and baby shaampoo for blepharitis.

    Friday! October 16 – The Bleat.

  • Inferior nutrition, bad lifestyle choices, poor sleeping and hygiene habits and systemic disease can all lead to a depressed immune system and blepharitis.

    Human Eye: Part 4

  • Moreover, the fabled blue eyes and long, curled eyelashes (for some years the toast of both sexes on five continents) are now somewhat obscured by the ravages of rosacea and blepharitis, which on certain days lend a flaky aspect to the picture and at other times give the regrettable impression of a visage that is actually crumbling to powder like a dandruffed scalp.

    On the Limits of Self-Improvement, Part I

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