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    Blepharitis (Acute Ulcerative)

    Acute ulcerative blepharitis is usually caused by bacterial infection of the eyelid margin at the origins of the eyelash follicles and the meibomian glands. Eyelid margins become edematous and erythematous, and eyelashes become crusted with dried serous fluid.

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