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Current RMA Instruments
|Reasonable Hypothesis SOP||63 of 2010|
|Balance of Probabilities SOP||64 of 2010|
Changes from previous Instruments
- ICD-9-CM Code: 373.0
- CD-10-AM Code: H01.0
Blepharitis means inflammation of the eyelid margins (where the eyelashes insert). It is commonly a chronic condition and is associated with eye irritation.
Confirming the diagnosis
The diagnosis is made on clincial grounds.
The relevant medical specialist is an ophthalmologist.
Additional diagnoses covered by SOP
- Acute blepharitis
- Chronic blepharitis
Conditions not covered by SOP
- Meibomian cyst#
* another SOP applies - the SOP has the same name unless otherwise specified
# non-SOP condition
The time of clinical onset will be based on the history in the individual subject. The condition is generally chronic, but there can be acute episodes and recurrent episodes. An acute episode may be due to e.g. an irritant and may fully resolve. In such a case later episodes or the development of chronic symptoms (after a symptom free interval) may represent a new clinical onset.
Clinical worsening may be evidenced by an increase in chronic symptoms or in the extent of chronic inflammation evident on examination.