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Silver Spring, MD
A 18-year-old female asked:

My eye doctor diagnosed me with posterior blepharitis , i have been doing warm compresses and lid massages . yet my vision is still blurry . why?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
It takes time: Posterior blepharitis takes time to improve. The quality of the tear lake, which is composed of meibomian gland secretions (the part you are treating), mucin layer, ; aqueous layer, aides the ocular surface to be as clear ; smooth as possible. Use artificial tears like refresh™ tears to help with part of the blurry vision, but continue with the compresses/massages. Eye doc can also rx doxycycline.
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