Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The purpose of this study is to determine:
- The prevalence of Demodex sp. in chronic blepharitis.
- The efficacy of the treatment of topical Tree Tea Oil in chronic blepharitis for Demodex sp.
Patients with clinical diagnosis of chronic blepharitis were included in this study. A check list of symptoms and an ophthalmologic examination including best corrected visual acuity and biomicroscopy were performed.
Under a slit lamp visualization, three lashes with cylindrical dandruff of each eyelid were epilated by fine forceps. The lashes were immersed in fluorescein dye and examined under a light microscope at a 20-times magnification. The mites were detected based on its morphological characteristics and movement.
The patients with chronic blepharitis who had Demodex were randomly divided in two groups. The treatment group was prescribed lid hygiene with Tea Tree Oil shampoo 0.25% and ointment 5% daily and Tea Tree Oil oily solution 50% once a week - produced by Ophthalmos, São Paulo. The control group used the same posology of placebo similar products.
After six weeks, all subjects underwent the initial clinical and laboratory examination. The symptoms and the quantity of mites (mites/eye) were compared before and after the treatment in both groups.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Tea Tree Oil
Federal University of Sao Paulo
Federal University of São Paulo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:15:43-0400
Previous studies have shown the clinical and antimicrobial efficacy of eyelid hygiene with tea tree oil (TTO) in resolving chronic blepharitis. Cliradex® is a novel over-the-counter eyeli...
The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness and safety of Topical Interleukin-1-Receptor Antagonist in treatment of signs and symptoms of posterior blepharitis
To determine the safety and efficacy of sub-antimicrobial dose doxycycline in the treatment of patients who have both blepharitis and facial rosacea
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AzaSite® ophthalmic solution, 1% on signs & symptoms of blepharitis and tear cytokine and eyelid bacterial load levels
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of AzaSite® ophthalmic solution, 1% on signs and symptoms of blepharitis.
To compare the efficacy of a dedicated eyelid cleanser and diluted baby shampoo in the management of blepharitis.
Identifying potentially treatable risk factors for the progression of keratoconus is of great importance. The purpose of this study was to determine the association between blepharitis and keratoconus...
to identify the role of laser scanning confocal microscopy (LSCM) in diagnostic and to assess the effectiveness of involutional blepharitis treatment.
BACKGROUND Demodex may cause chronic and refractory blepharitis with associated ocular surface problems, and its diagnosis and treatment can be quite challenging. In this study, our aim was to assess ...
This prospective, randomized, double-blind interventional case series was designed to evaluate the short-term efficacy of 0.03% tacrolimus ointment as a new therapeutic approach for refractory cases o...
The only family of the order SCANDENTIA, variously included in the order Insectivora or in the order Primates, and often in the order Microscelidea, consisting of five genera. They are TUPAIA, Ananthana (Indian tree shrew), Dendrogale (small smooth-tailed tree shrew), Urogale (Mindanao tree shrew), and Ptilocercus (pen-tailed tree shrew). The tree shrews inhabit the forest areas of eastern Asia from India and southwestern China to Borneo and the Philippines.
Inflammation of the eyelids.
Essential oil extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree). It is used as a topical antimicrobial due to the presence of terpineol.
Dried tree sap from the MASTIC TREE that is used in TRADITIONAL MEDICINE and chewed as gum.
A plant genus of the family MYRTACEAE. M. alternifolia foliage is a source of TEA TREE OIL. The common name of tea tree also refers to LEPTOSPERMUM or KUNZEA. M. vindifolia is a source of niaouli oil. M. cajuputi and M. leucadendra are sources of cajuput oil.
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...