A Clinical Scoring System for Diagnosis of Ocular Demodicosis

Alver O., Kıvanç S. A. , Budak B., Tüzemen N. Ü. , Ener B., Özmen A. T.

MEDICAL SCIENCE MONITOR, vol.23, pp.5862-5869, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12659/msm.907824
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5862-5869
  • Keywords: Dry Eye Syndromes, Keratitis, Mite Infestations, Ocular Surface, Score, Tea Tree Oil, DEMODEX BLEPHARITIS, CASE SERIES, INFESTATION, FOLLICULORUM, DISCOMFORT, SYMPTOMS, PATIENT, DISEASE, GEL


Background: Demodex may cause chronic and refractory blepharitis with associated ocular surface problems, and its diagnosis and treatment can be quite challenging. In this study, our aim was to assess the efficacy of tea tree oil in Demodex treatment on caucasian patients in an industrialized region of Turkey, and to develop a systematic scoring system for extremely accurate diagnosis in the absence of advanced facilities.