How common is blepharitis?
Most forms of blepharitis affect adults and children of both genders equally. However, certain forms, such as staphylococcal blepharitis, affect mainly women (80% of cases). A recent survey of ophthalmologists and optometrists reported that nearly half of the patients they see showed symptoms of blepharitis. So it’s good to know that it’s very common and the symptoms are very manageable.