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Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

Do the eye treatments with cold tea bags work?

A little bit: The caffeine in tea bags may produce a small amount of vasoconstriction which will help improve dark circles under the eyes. There are other topical products which will probably be more effective. For more severe bulging under the eyes, blepharoplasty is a effective long term solution. Seek a qualified facial plastic surgeon for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Yes: Heat helps to open up your oil gland(meibomian gland) on you lid margin. Occluded glands leads to inflammation then to a stye. ...Read more

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Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

Can siliasan pink eye relief actually cure pink eye?

No: A homeopathic drop to "soothe" the eye. Typically "pink" eye is a viral conjunctivitis that has no cure, that is commonly acquired during the "cold" season. Time heals. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) artificial tears, decongestant eye drops, and proper eyelid hygiene generally is all that is necessary. Ocassionally a complicated pink eye needs an eye md to evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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Dear eye experts/ ophthalmologist:for evaporate dry eye, i can't do warm eye compress. Would washing and massaging eyes 5 min in shower be equivalent?

Dear eye  experts/ ophthalmologist:for evaporate dry eye, i can't do warm eye compress. Would washing and massaging eyes 5 min in shower be equivalent?

Maybe: The warm compresses may be used in the shower. I feel that it is the abrasive action of the washcloth combined with the detergent action of the baby shampoo that improves the blepharitis. Try this out and see. For the evaporativ dry eye, use a good artificial tear for lubrication. Keeping the blepharitis under control will help the dry eye. ...Read more

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Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

Does gentamicin eye drops help a sty?

No: Eye drops and ointments have little, if any, affect on a sty. Treat a sty by using a warm compress 3-4 times per day. Antibiotics are usually not needed. If it fails to get better in 1-2 weeks, see an ophthalmologist for further treatment options. ...Read more

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Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Terramycin ophthalmic ointment can cure eye stye?

Warm Compresses: A stye, or chalazion, is an obstructed or infected oil gland of the eyelid. Use of warm compresses (a wash rag soaked in warm water) held over the closed eye for 10 minutes a few times a day will usually help the stye to resolve. Sometimes antibiotic eye ointment and less commonly oral antibiotics can help as well. If the stye has been there chronically (months), surgical drainage may be needed. ...Read more

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Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

Could similasan pink eye relief help with a stye in the upper eyelid?

No: I think that compound is not that great for anything.(personal opinion). The stye is an eyelash gland infection ; can respond to local warm compresses ; eyelid cleansing with local antibiotic cream. ...Read more

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Does keeping eye closed help a case of conjunctivitis?

Does keeping eye closed help a case of conjunctivitis?

No: In fact, using the eye may help a little. Normal blinking and tearing can help remove excess germs from the surface of the eye. So by keeping the eye open, you may actually be reducing the number of days that the infection lasts. At the very least, it will not worsen the condition, so do not bother keeping your eyes closed. ...Read more

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Blurred vision from posterior blepharitis ... Effective cures ? Warm compresses not working

Blurred vision from posterior blepharitis ... Effective cures ? Warm compresses not working

Blepharitis: Sometimes needs scrubbing of the eyelid margins near the lash line to clean the crusting that can build up. In addition, patients may need either oral or topical antibiotics to reduce the bacteria that can aggravate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that placing used chamomile tea bags or chilled cucumber slices on the eyes reduces puffiness?

Is it true that placing used chamomile tea bags or chilled cucumber slices on the eyes reduces puffiness?

No but . .: These will make your eyes feel better and there may be a little, temporary hydration which will smooth out these tissues. But there is no absorption of any components nor any ability to eliminate the fluid causing puffiness from these applications. ...Read more

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What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

What eye drop ingredient gives me inflamed eye lids? 
I tried fresh kote, Dry eye rejuvenation by B&L and Visine tired eye relief. In succession

BAK Preservative: Benzalkonium Chloride is a common preservative in eye drops, including artificial tears. It can cause an allergic reaction in some people if the tears are used frequently. Try preservative-free single use vials of ocular lubricants and you should be okay for frequent dosing. Another alternative are these new electronic misting devices to spray a little cloud of clean water in your eyes. See EyeMD. ...Read more

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I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?

I doing lid compress-massage-hygiene + use artificial tears for mgd n dry eyes.But lid margin n eye crner skin is still itch+have many blisters.Help?

Other modes of: Treatment for this, need to coordinate which is best for you. These include Doxycycline or Minocin (minocycline) pills for 1-2 months, fish oil gel caps or even Restasis drops may help. There is ciurrently a procedure called lipiflow tha t can help but is very expensive and needs repeating every 6 months or so. ...Read more

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Eye lid is bruised any home remedies?

Eye lid is bruised any home remedies?

Bruised eye lid: if its a "fresh" bruise - then ice should limit its size - if its over 24 hours old warm compresses may speed the resolution but generally a contusion (bruise) results from blood leaking into the tissues and the body takes time to eliminate it with the bruise turning a variety of colors before resolving. I might avoid aspirin products for the next week as well ...Read more

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Can you please advise timing/order of taking:lotemax 2/d drop, lid scrubs1/d, retain eye tear drop 3/d, &warm compresses 1/d.Can any taken concurrently?

Yes: If your doctor tells you to do that. Space the drops out by 5 minutes or so, so that they don't wash each other out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more