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blocked oil gland in eyelid

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wnorowski
32 years experience Ophthalmology
They are the same: A stye is a clogged mucous producing gland in either the upper or lower eyelid.
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
MayB one of the same: They are on of the same, and pain is the usual distinguishing factor between styes, chalazion and epidermal inclusion cysts, milia. Furthermore, the a ... Read More

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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Hordeolum: A stye(hordeolum)occurs rather suddenly(MayB from rub). It is a blocked oil gland(s) of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Oil: Oil glands have oil in them. Sweat glands have sweat in them. You get the picture.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
41 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Sounds allergic: What you describe sounds more like a allergic reaction to something you put on your eyelids. I would avoid all make up and try to find out what is cau ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Too small to see: It sound as if you had good advice about eyelid treatment for meibomian gland dysfunction. The normal oil is a mixture of oil and saline, is transpar ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Hard to predict: but I would add daily cleansing with Baby Shampoo ,to your regimen.Have you consulted with your Ophthalmologist?
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrit Singh
51 years experience Cardiology
1 week: Keep good hygiene and wash eyes with compression with hands. frequent infections may make ur eye lids thick.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Oil vs mucous: Most patients cannot judge the thickness of the oils produced by the eyelid glands. Your ophthalmologist can see this under the microscope by express ... Read More

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