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Dr. Downs provides Zoom GP lecture on peri-ocular skin conditions

Dr. Downs recently provided local GPs in Devon with a Zoom based educational session on peri-ocular skin conditions. This professional development session was well attended by local GPs and was some what topical given the current circumstances.

Peri-ocular dermatitis is a common dermatological disorder characterised by inflammation of the eyelids and the skin surrounding the eyes. The cause of peri-ocular dermatitis is not completely understood, but it is thought to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Peri-ocular dermatitis may be related to an impaired skin barrier – there is an association between atopic dermatitis and peri-ocular dermatitis, disturbance of follicular microflora and/or alteration of the pilosebaceous unit.

There are a number of specific medical and dermatology conditions which need treating or investigation, that present with lumps, bumps or rashes around the eyes.

Equally Dermatologists are adept at providing cosmetic treatments such as lasers for removing blemishes and wrinkles around the delicate structures of the eyes.

Dr. Downs is continues to look forward to passing on his knowledge and offering further useful advice and guidance for doctors at the next event.

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