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Unspecified blepharoconjunctivitis Save

ICD-10 code: H10.50

Chapter: Diseases of the eye and adnexia

What is Unspecified Blepharoconjunctivitis?

Unspecified blepharoconjunctivitis is a medical condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids and conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the front of the eye. It is a common condition that can affect people of all ages and can cause discomfort, redness, and itching in the eyes.

  1. Symptoms of Unspecified Blepharoconjunctivitis:
    • Redness and swelling of the eyelids
    • Itching and burning sensation in the eyes
    • Tearing and watering of the eyes
    • Crusting and flaking of the eyelids
    • Sensitivity to light
  2. Causes of Unspecified Blepharoconjunctivitis:
    • Bacterial or viral infections
    • Allergies to substances such as pollen, dust, or pet dander
    • Exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke or chemicals
    • Meibomian gland dysfunction
    • Dry eye syndrome
  3. Treatment for Unspecified Blepharoconjunctivitis:
    • Artificial tears to lubricate the eyes
    • Topical anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids
    • Antibiotic or antiviral medications if there is an infection
    • Warm compresses to relieve symptoms and improve gland function
    • Identifying and avoiding allergens or irritants that trigger symptoms

It is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms of unspecified blepharoconjunctivitis, as it can lead to complications such as corneal ulcers or scarring of the eyelids if left untreated. Your eye doctor can perform a comprehensive eye exam and recommend the best course of treatment for your specific condition.