University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

EyeRounds Online Atlas of Ophthalmology

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

Crusting blepharitis with extension into the brows-OU

crusting blepharitis with extension into the brows-OU

Unusually severe case of crusting blepharitis with eyebrow involvement OU. The impetiginous appearance of the lesions prompted the following treatment: immediate hospitalization - a private room to avoid cross infection; regular applications of tolerably hot water compresses; lid scrubs with an appropriate soap, e.g. Johnson's Baby Shampoo, to remove loosened crusts; an appropriate antibiotic eye ointment- Neosporin -was applied liberally to the lesions after the scrubs and at bedtime to the eyes; Neosprin drops were applied to the eyes during the day;systemic antibiotic treatment with penicillin was also initiated together with high vitamin doses by injection and by mouth ; and proper nutrition and general hygiene were initiated.

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last updated: 02-08-2008
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