Metas de Enfermería

Metas de Enfermería

SEPTIEMBRE 2007 N° 7 Volumen 10

Care of the eyelids in patients with blepharitis

Section: Hands on

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Fernández Araque AM, Gómez Castro J, Roche M. Cuidados de higiene palpebral en pacientes con blefaritis. Metas de Enferm sep 2007; 10(7): 9-12


1Ana Mª Fernández Araque, 2Julia Gómez Castro, 3Martín Roche


1Diplomada en Enfermería. Directora de la Escuela Universitaria de Enfermería de Soria. Universidad de Valladolid.2Diplomada en enfermería. St. Helier Hospital, Sutton, Inglaterra.3Diplomado en Enfermería. St. Georges Hospital, Londres, Inglaterra.

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Blepharitis is a commonly occurring chronic disease of the eyelid area that includes a variety of palpebral inflammatory processes with a wide spectrum of clinical presentations.
It is important for the patient to learn to recognise the symptoms so as to develop better palpebral eye care techniques and the application of eye medication, as this constitutes the basic treatment for control of the disease.
A health education that focuses on these aspects represents the main intervention of nursing treatment in patients with blepharitis, both in ophthalmologic offices as well as in primary care.
The purpose of this paper is to improve nursing knowledge on the care of these patients from a description on how the palpebral eye care procedure is performed depending on the type of blepharitis.


blepharitis; palpebral hygiene; procedure; health education; nursing; blepharitis; palpebral hygiene; procedure; health educationnursing

Versión en Español


Cuidados de higiene palpebral en pacientes con blefaritis