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416 Possible Causes for Thickened Eyelids

  • Blepharitis

    Posterior blepharitis also leads to thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids.[midohioeye.com] Clogging of the glands can result in thickened eyelid margins and crusty eyelids. Mixed blepharitis is when anterior and posterior types occur at the same time.[belmarrahealth.com] Posterior blepharitis is a condition that results from a dysfunction of the eye’s tiny oil glands (meibomian glands) in the eyelids at the base of the eyelashes.[midohioeye.com]

  • Anterior Uveitis

    Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26(5):726-731. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1468470. Epub 2018 Jun 5. Author information 1 a Department of Ophthalmology, CHU St-Pierre and Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium. 2 b Department of Ophthalmology, CHU St-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium. 3[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Autosomal Recessive Pachydermoperiostosis 

    Eyelid ptosis which is caused by thickened eyelids (blepharoptosis) is a less common symptom.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] of thickened eyelids; periodontal disease; and palmoplantar hyperhidrosis. [3] Touraine et al. described three forms of PDP, viz, classic or complete form, with skin and[doi.org] It is characterized by a combination of dermatologic changes (pachydermia or thickening of the skin) and rheumatologic manifestations (periostosis and finger clubbing).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gonococcal Conjunctivitis

    It then flows, loops forward, and forms the inside surface of the eyelids. At the medial canthus the conjunctiva fold thickens, which is called the semilunar fold.[intechopen.com]

  • Seborrheic Blepharitis

    Symptoms of posterior blepharitis include inflamed and thickened eyelid margins, eyelid crusting and other symptoms that are often difficult to manage.[dryeyes-store.com] Signs (observations that one makes) of blepharitis include red eyelid margins, swollen eyelids, thickened eyelids, increased shedding of skin cells near the eyelids, causing[medicinenet.com] The different types and symptoms are as follows: Staphyloccal blepharitis patients frequently exhibit mildly sticking eyelids, thickened lid margins, and missing and misdirected[aoa.org]

  • Rosacea

    […] margins including papules and styes ( blepharitis and/or conjunctivitis) – ocular rosacea Enlarged unshapely nose with prominent pores ( sebaceous hyperplasia ) and fibrous thickening[web.archive.org] Subtype 4, ocular rosacea, includes inflammation of different parts of the eye and eyelid.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The entire face including the eyelids, may become subject to swelling. Surface irregularities of the nose with prominent pores and fibrous thickening can occur.[div.net.au]

  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2B

    All patients had prominent corneal nerves, thickened eyelids, mild ptosis and eversion of the upper eyelids.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Most affected individuals have characteristic physical features, including full lips, thickened eyelids, high-arched palate, and marfanoid habitus.[diseaseinfosearch.org] Thickened eyelids and everted, diffusely hypertrophied lips are characteristic.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Lipoid Proteinosis

    Patients with this genodermatosis can usually be recognized instantly because of husky voice, inability to protrude tongue and thickened eyelids.[indianpediatrics.net] Patients were presented with hoarseness and beaded eyelid papules, thickened frenulum, hyperkeratotic plaques and infiltrated warty papules and nodules.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Lipoid proteinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder; it presents in early childhood with hoarseness, skin infiltration and thickening with beaded papules on eyelid margins[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Atopy

    Untreated VKC can lead to eyelid thickening that ultimately leads to ptosis.[eyewiki.aao.org] The inner lining of the eyelids, or conjunctiva, are red and swollen and may have thickened bumps called papillae.[verywell.com] In adults, chronic rubbing produces thickened plaques of skin.[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Acne Vulgaris

    Signs include thickening skin, irregular surface nodularities, and enlargement.[en.wikipedia.org] Phymatous rosacea can also affect the chin (gnathophyma), forehead (metophyma), cheeks, eyelids (blepharophyma), and ears (otophyma).[20] Telangiectasias may be present.[en.wikipedia.org]

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