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Can Blepharitis Cause Edema Under The Eye
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
It can: Since the inflammation of the eyelid margin rests on the eye itself, the eye can become very inflamed and painful. Besides treating the cause of the blepharitis, controlling the inflammation is important to reduce the discomfort. Your ophthalmologist should be able to come up with a program to reduce your pain, . ...Read more
I have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: warm eye compress causes me eyes discomfort and little pain. Any alternative. Thanks for any advice.?
Is there a way to know whether my blepharitis cause my dry eyes or vice versa? Is it important to know what exactly cause both? Doc didn't explain.
Dry eyes: Dry eyes and blepharitis are both common eye problems. Inflammation, such as occurs with blepharitis, exacerbates dry eye syndrome. In addition, the eyelid oil glands are dysfunctional in blepharitis. This oil is part of the tear film and helps retard evaporation of the tears. The treatment of both is complex and chronic. ...Read more
Yes: Anterior blepharitis typically will be noticed by debris on the lashes. This is commonly caused by overgrowth of bacteria (which normally live there). The toxins they secrete can start the inflammatory cycle which can lead to dry eye. Alternatively, demodex mites are another cause of inflammation that can be diagnosed by plucking eyelashes and looking under the microscope. ...Read more
Variable: Blepharitis is irritating, so some blink alot, some rub, some tear etc. ...Read more
Does dry eye cause blepharitis or other way around? I have been dx with both years ago, but I go through times with no problems
Neither exactly: Blepharitis is basically an overpopulation of bacteria that are normally present at the llid margin. Usually there is microscopic crusting at the bases of the eye lashes. The waste products made by the bacteria can enter the tears and cause irritation, and since dry eye patients have less tears, there is less dilution, so the dry eye irritation is aggravated by a lack of "rinsing." ...Read more
I have blepharitis, and since I've gotten it I've noticed that one of my eyelids drups and it doesn't open all the way like the other eye. I was just wondering if this is a cause of blepharitis, and if there's anything I can do about it.?
Blepharitis: Usually blepharitis does not cause an eyelid to droop (ptosis) and if this is occurring other causes should be looked for first as an explanation. ...Read more
Could blepharitis by itself cause dry eye symtoms such as scratchy and burning eyes and is there a solution?
Yes and yes: The treatment needs to tailored by your ophthalmologist. Make an appointment soon. ...Read more
Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? What's the causes of eye allergy? What's the good medicine for eye allergy (safe to use)?
Itchy: The itching caused by blepharitis and allergy are similar and can best be determined by a thorough eye exam. Dry eye usually causes a foreign body sensation or gritty/burning feeling. You can try zaditor (ketotifen) over the counter for allergy, but if this does not work, see your local eye doctor for an appointment. The fall allergy season has already begun. ...Read more
Dry eyes blepharitis. On Dothiepin 31mg. Don't know if it contribute to problem. SSRI not well tolerated. Which antidepressant won't cause dry eyes?
All might do it: It really appears to be trial and error and w/ how long a weaning some require that's a very troubling reply - I know. Some that often do - don't for a particular person. I doubt anyone knows before hand. It's a good reason to consider CBT psychotherapy if your depression can be managed w/ little or w/out medications and their side effects. Worth a try while you switch meds seeking a winner! ...Read more
I have blepharitis n dry eyes in both eyes but see blur patch n ripples only in R eye. Doc said it's caused by dryness but why only in 1 eye not both?
Asymmetrical: Symptoms on both the eyes are not necessarily the same in both eyes. You should be happy that you have symptoms only in 1 eye. ...Read more
I read that chronic dry eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis can be the underlying cause of rubeosis iridis. If obvious causes are ruled out, could this be a possible cause?
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What is a really effective treatment for chronic blepharitis that are causing mild eye irritation due to the white debris that cause dry eyes?
Hot compresses &: Baby shampoo. Blepharitis is very common and affects the eyelashes at their bases and the glands that secrete lipid at the lid margins (meibomian glands). A variety of treatments are available but by far the most common and most effective is use of hot compresses and baby shampoo nightly. By softening the meibomian secretions, tear stability also improves. Some pts tend to get more. ...Read more
I lost my clarity in vision due to blepharitis. I can't see little detail&know it's not my vision cause the eye doctor said nothing changed?
Went to the eye doctor a month ago to check for my loss& yellow vision I thought the blepharitis I had caused this, doc said no what else could it be?
Does Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) cause dry eyes, and fatigue? Prescribed for blepharitis caused infection.
Not usually: Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin), (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) in the normally prescribed pattern of dosage, can be an effective treatment for eye infection. It can assist with blepharitis but that requires hygiene of the lids more than an antibiotic. There is no chance that Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) will cause eye dryness, unless you develop an allergy to it. Fatigue is almost certainly from another cause. ...Read more
Can a cold cause blurry vision and kind burning eyes? Eye doctor says my eyes are healthy that I just have blepharitis wich I treat with warm compress
If viral cold, yes: Sometimes with the viral shedding in the tear film, there can be minor irritation or blurriness that goes away as soon as the cold does. If not, call your eye doctor so they can assess under a slit lamp examination. Meanwhile, if your eyes are feeling 'hot', cool compresses may be better than warm until the cold goes away. If eyes are feeling cool, or cold, the warm compresses would be comforting. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Opthalmologist is best guide.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lid hygiene: Blepharitis can involve the front of the lids (base of the eyelashes) or the back portion of the lids (where oil glands are located). It can definitely exacerbate dry eyes. Without an exam, it is difficult to recommend treatment. However, you might try warm compresses 5 - 10 minutes followed by a "lid scrub" with a commercially available pad such as occusoft. Systane ultra or refresh optive tears. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Eyelid Inflammation (Blepharitis) (Definition)
A chronic irritation of the eyelids, which causes redness and matting of the eyelids. It has a variety of causes, ranging from allergy and infection to irritation, as well as skin cancers. It is the most common eye disease. ...Read more
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