Eyelid inflammatory disorders
Mites (demodicosis) of eyelid

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 3 May 2018, last major update February 2014

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Eyelid: mites (demodicosis) of eyelid. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/eyemites.html. Accessed September 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Mites commonly found within hair follicles (Demodex folliculorum) or sebaceous glands (Demodex brevis)
  • Usually incidental findings that don't incite an inflammatory reaction
  • Increase with age (100% at age 70+)