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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?

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?

Yes: Stress and fatigue are the main causing factors. There are no drops or ointment that can stop the twitching, while it is true that irritation of the lids and cornea can cause this, you have tried these with no results. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Cant see after putting ointment in eyes for blepharitis. What should I do since I have low vision>worse now?

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

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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.

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.

Not correct treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a poor choice for treatment of these conditions. Blepharitis and dry eye often occur together and both disorders require treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management of these disorders. ...Read more

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I don't have any signs of blepharitis but I keep having recurring styes in both my eyes. Could it be an infection?

I don't have any signs of blepharitis but I keep having recurring styes in both my eyes. Could it be an infection?

Maybe: Could also be related to an oil your body can't digest...like peanut oil. Suggest moist heat compresses and digestive enzymes. Then an ophthalmologist. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more

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My eye won't stop watering and I have clear discharge, what could be wrong? Do I have blepharitis?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can you have blepharitis in only one eye?

Can you have blepharitis in only one eye?

Unusual: But it can certainly affect one eye more or you can have more symptoms in one eye vs the other. ...Read more

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Any connection to blepharitis and eye floaters?

Not exactly: If the blepharitis is causing pellets of meibomian oil to float in your tear film that could be perceived as floaters. Dr clancy is correct that there is no connection with vitreous floaters. ...Read more

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Blepharitis how I can get rid off the inflamation in my eye =(help?

Blepharitis how I can get rid off the inflamation in my eye =(help?

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

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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!

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

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Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, teardrop. Thanks.

Have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: what is the order of doing the following and how often/day: warm compress, lid scrub, teardrop. Thanks.

Warm comp first: Hi, whether you need eyelid scrubs once or twice a day is between you and your eye md, but the sequence should be warm compress first, lid scrub next and artificial tears as many times a day as it takes for your eyes to not feel dry. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Warm compresses: Lots of treatment for blepharitis and many require a prescription, but start with plain old warm compresses for 5 minutes a day. It is usually very effective. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Need more time: I would continue warm compresses and scrubs twice daily. It just takes longer to improve than just a few days. If it does not respond, I would recommend seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis cause pain all around the eye?

Does blepharitis cause pain all around the eye?

Yes: Blepharitis is an inflammation of the oil glands associated with the eyelashes. Inflammation can cause an aching type of pain. ...Read more

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Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Can blepharitis cause edema under the eye?

Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is the eye condition called blepharitis?

What is the eye condition called blepharitis?

Eyelid disease: Chronic crusting and erythema of the eyelid margin resulting in a red irritated eye. The cause can be multifactorial: abnormal meibomian glands, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis: " Pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence, conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

Can there be any treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes?

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

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Why are my eyes swollen? I have mild CHF and blepharitis.

Why are my eyes swollen? I have mild CHF and blepharitis.

Needs exam: Swollen eyes can come from many factors, including CHF and blepharitis. It would probably be useful to obtain a comprehensive eye exam with an ophthalmologist to explore the numerous local and systemic factors that may be responsible for your swollen eyes. ...Read more

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Does blepharitis really cause a lot of pain all around the eye?

Does blepharitis really cause a lot of pain all around the eye?

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

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Why is my eye swollen and stinging? Had blepharitis in the past.

Why is my eye swollen and stinging? Had blepharitis in the past.

It's back!: Blepharitis is a chronic, recurrent disease. Or maybe it's an allergy or bug bite. Keep the lids clean and apply hot compresses. If no better after a week, see ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye or blepharitis when lid crusts but white is reddish?

Is it pink eye or blepharitis when lid crusts but white is reddish?

Pink eye: Whites of eyes can be irritated by bacteria from the crusting associated with blepharitis. Antibiotics are helpful. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more


Dr. John Landi
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Bacitracin And Polymyxin (Definition)

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