What is Blebitis?

What is Blebitis?

The term blebitis was introduced in 1994 by Brown et al. to describe a presumed infection in or around a filtering bleb without vitreous involvement; it could be associated with mild to moderate anterior chamber (AC) reaction.

What is an encapsulated bleb?

A bleb usually forms at the site of operation, indicating aqueous drainage from the eyes. Trabeculectomy blebs can become encapsulated leading to poor drainage and high intraocular pressure. Some ophthalmologists needle encapsulated blebs in order to re-establish drainage and lower intraocular pressure.

What causes eye blebs?

The bacteria that cause bleb-related endophthalmitis almost certainly arise from the ocular flora, be they transient or permanent. Certain microorganisms such us Streptococcal species can spread through the intact conjunctiva17,14 and then enter the eye through the sclerostomy.

What is a filtering bleb?

Trabeculectomy is a filtering surgery where an ostium is created into the anterior chamber from underneath a partial thickness scleral flap to allow for aqueous flow out of the eye. The aqueous flows into the subconjunctival space, usually leading to an elevation of the conjunctiva, referred to as a filtering bleb.

What are different types of eye infections?

Most common eye infection types are pink (red) conjunctivitis, stye, blepharitis, keratitis, corneal ulcer, and trachoma.

How do you treat an eyelid infection?

Treating eyelid inflammation. Washing your eyes and applying a warm compress can reduce inflammation. Depending on the severity of inflammation and whether your inflammation is caused by an infection, your doctor may recommend other treatments.

What causes red eyelids?

An eyelid that is swollen and red is commonly associated with symptoms like irritation, itching, swelling, increased tearing, bumps, or discharge. The most common cause of red eyelids is allergies. An allergy that affects the eyelid can be local (allergic reaction to eye makeup) or generalized (hay fever).

What is an eyelid infection?

Eyelid infections, also known as eyelid cellulitis, causes redness of the eyelids and the skin around the eye. In most cases, cellulitis is caused by bacteria, which may come from a skin injury, an insect bite on the eyelid, or from the sinuses.