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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Blepharitis: If wam compresses and ocusoft plus lid scrubs do not help, you made need a topical antibiotic/ steriod medication or other treatment. You should see ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Wait!: There are small glands (meibomian glands) on the inside of the eyelids that secrete a lubricant & can sometimes get blocked up and swell. But the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Heated compresses: The primary treatment for posterior blepharitis (mgd) is moderately hot compresses for 10' 1 to 4 times/day followed by gentle eyelid massage using a ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Related to dry eye: Best treatment for mgd is warm compresses. Sometimes we will use medications like tetracyclines in severe cases.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
If : If you have not done so already please see your doctor. You could be dealing with a throat infection (pharyngitis), bronchitis, ear infection, and/or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Schainholz
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Intraductal probing: Dry eye can be quantitative (deficiency of tear production) or qualitative (deficiency of the oily layer, and less commonly the mucin layer). Meibomia ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayde Steckowych
40 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stimulate Salivation: 1. Push oral fluids 2. Warmth and massage to the gland 3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can al ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
55 years experience Dentistry
Varies: stones near surface can be manually removed-deep seated need sialogogues -in nonobstructive sialadenitis antibiotics can be used-in long standing obs ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Webb
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Blepharitis: You can use hot compresses with a hot wash cloth to soften the oil, then scrub with dilute baby shampoo or with commercially available scrubs such as ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nancy Appelblatt
44 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cut or drained: If it is a sty it may need to be removed , simple minor surgery. If it is a blocked tear duct, it may need to be unblocked. I would see an ophthmalogi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eyes: Are due to a deficiency or an imbalance of the three components of your tear film. Ocular surface inflammation can also contribute to the symptoms, b ... Read More
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