A 55-year-old male asked:
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to treat blepharitis and evaporative dry eyes, how effective is thermal eye compress that you microwave vs regular warm water compresses.

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Dr. Neal Sher
Dr. Neal Sher answered
49 years experience LASIK Surgery
Warm water: The water should be a little warmer than body temperature. It needs to heat up the meibomian glands that are on the lid margins. Avoid water too hot that can damage the delicate lid skin.
Answered on Sep 22, 2013
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: For most thie is not needed. Good routine eyelid hygiene is usually effective.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Nan Wang
Dr. Nan Wang answered
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Thermal is better.: Hot water generally does not hold heat long enough. But you can do either one.
Answered on Mar 8, 2019

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