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Polysporin Eye Ointment For Blepharitis
My left eye started twitching off and on three daysago. Have tried tears have tried polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye ointment. Bottom iinside lid bit red. Stress?
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
Cant see after putting ointment in eyes for blepharitis. What should I do since I have low vision>worse now?
Switch to a drop: Ointments usually cause blurry vision. This is why we usually prescribe them at bedtime. Since you have low vision to begin with ask your doctor to switch you to a drop instead. The drops are just as efficient and have the added benefit of not blurring your vision. ...Read more
My eye doctor prescribed an ointment and eye drops for my blepharitis for 6 months but I'm worried, is it safe to take for 6 months?
Depends: What did he prescribe and how often does he see you. ...Read more
Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.
I don't have any signs of blepharitis but I keep having recurring styes in both my eyes. Could it be an infection?
My eye won't stop watering and I have clear discharge, what could be wrong? Do I have blepharitis?
Possible: But there are many other possibilities. You should visit an ophthalmologist if you want this to get better. ...Read more
Hot compresses and eye drops and lid scrubs not helping my blepharitis . I don't know what else to do my vision hasn't been the same in months?
See an eye doc:
You may need antibiotic combined with steroid ointment to the eye and systemic treatment with Doxycline medication. Please also take Omega 3 essential fatty acid (sources are fish, flax seed or Chia seed oil).
Avoid dust and animal dandruff. Please see an ophthalmologist for consult. ...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
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
Does blepharitis change the way the eye looks. Because it seems like ever since I got this condition my eyes don't look normal by that I mean is its physical shape?
No: Pt with blepharitis should recover completely as it was before. I f you do not, then go back to doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more
Blepharitis: Your blepharitis, a common inflammation of the eyelids, may lead to keratitis or blepharoconjunctivitis (infection). Remedies often involve hot compresses, lid hygiene with a wash cloth and diluted baby shampoo, gentle massage of the eyelids with the warm wash cloth, and occasionally antibiotic ointments or drops like azasite, and if severe, a combination of an antibiotic and steroid. May use tears. ...Read more
I have blepharitis for a year and a half now. Eyelids are itchy, in the inner corners of the eyes and in the eyelashes base, please advise!
Is this an allergy?:
See an allergist or ophthalmologist.
Itchiness, tearing and redness may be caused by an allergy. Specific eyes drops may help. ...Read more
Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, teardrop. Thanks.
I have been diagnosed with Blepharitis and dry eye. I just wanted a second opinion on my regiment for treatment, and any additional suggestions.
Eye issues: YES by all means obtain person second opinions. ...Read more
The best treatment to get rid and the best medicine for blepharitis? In the edge where's my lashes grow n eye corner itch and the lashes fall down.
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 beforehand. 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 not that strong but very mild . Whenever I put hot compresses on my eyelids this thick oil covers my eye and I can't see anything?
Oil is good!: The tear film is made up of a balance between the aqueous (water), oil, and mucus. So, warm compresses allow the oil glands to open up, and keep the tear film on your eyes longer, to prevent against evaporation. Otherwise, you'll end up with styes. So, you are practicing good lid hygiene. Warm, not hot compresses are better for eyes, and more comfortable. You should see better using less heat. ...Read more
I have blepharitis. I use daily novartis scrubs to clean my eyelids, however it's been 2 days and my eyes are still puffy don't know if their working?
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
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