CORNEAL AND EXTERNAL DISORDERS: Edited by Shahzad I. MianMedical management of blepharitisDuncan, Katherine; Jeng, Bennie H.Author Information Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Correspondence to Bennie H. Jeng, MD, MS, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 419 W. Redwood Street, Suite 470, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA. Tel: +1 667 214 1232; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Ophthalmology: July 2015 - Volume 26 - Issue 4 - p 289-294 doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000164 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review Blepharitis is one of the most common ocular pathologies encountered in the clinical setting. Despite its prevalence, successful treatment is often difficult. The purpose of this review is to provide an update on the medical management of blepharitis. Recent findings The available treatment options for blepharitis have expanded rapidly in recent years. Eyelid hygiene remains the foundation of most treatment regimens, but the addition of topical and oral antibiotics, steroids, and calcineurin inhibitors is showing promising results. Dietary considerations and interventional procedures may also play a role in the future of blepharitis management. Summary Although a curative therapy for blepharitis is unlikely in the near future, several novel treatment options may result in better control of this chronic condition. Copyright © 2015 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.