eISSN: 2084-9893
ISSN: 0033-2526
Dermatology Review/Przegląd Dermatologiczny
Current issue Archive Manuscripts accepted About the journal Special Issues Editorial board Abstracting and indexing Subscription Contact Instructions for authors Ethical standards and procedures
SCImago Journal & Country Rank
6/2021
vol. 108
 
Share:
Share:
more
 
 
abstract:
Review article

Ophthalmic manifestations of Demodex spp. infection – what should a dermatologist know?

Karolina Jaworska
1, 2
,
Martyna Sławińska
2
,
Michał Sobjanek
2
,
Paweł Lipowski
1

1.
Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdańsk, Poland
2.
Katedra i Klinika Dermatologii, Wenerologii i Alergologii, Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny, Gdańsk, Polska
Dermatol Rev/Przegl Dermatol 2021, 108, 485-503
Online publish date: 2022/03/23
View full text
Get citation
ENW
EndNote
BIB
JabRef, Mendeley
RIS
Papers, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Zotero
AMA
APA
Chicago
Harvard
MLA
Vancouver
 
Ocular demodecosis is a disease caused by Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis mites. Demodex folliculorum inhabits eyelash hair follicles, while Demodex brevis inhabits the meibomian glands and glands of Zeiss. The pathogenic role of Demodex mites is still under discussion. Numerous studies indicate that they are the etiological factor of many ailments of the protective apparatus of the eye and its anterior segment (e.g., blepharitis, tear film disorders, corneal lesions). Symptoms may include: decreased visual acuity, itching around the eyes, dry eyes or tearing, foreign body sensation, impaired contact lens tolerance, recurrent styes or chalazions. Currently, the most commonly used method of diagnosis of Demodex infestation is microscopic examination of epilated eyelashes. There are no uniform standards for the treatment of ocular demodecosis.
keywords:

Demodex, folliculorum, brevis, demodecosis

Quick links
© 2022 Termedia Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Developed by Bentus.