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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

Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Can be eye allergy only have itching (swollen and red skin "only when rub") ? Or is that blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis ? No makeup +cl for long tim

Can be eye allergy only have itching (swollen and red skin "only when rub") ? Or is that blepharitis or eyelid dermatitis ? No makeup +cl for long tim

both allergies and: Blepharitis cause itching. Usually the itching is worse with allergies. It is also possible to have both allergies and blepharitis at the same time. ...Read more

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Is puffy swollen eyes a sympton of congestive heart failure?

Is puffy swollen eyes a sympton of congestive heart failure?

Probably not: While puffy swollen eyes can occur with congestive heart failure, there are many many other causes that would be more likely, such as allergy, etc. Congeetive heart failure would be way down the list. ...Read more

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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

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Can I wear eye make up with mild blepharitis?

Yes: just don't cover the edge of the lid with makeup so you don't cover the oil gland ducts and disrupt your tearfilm ...Read more

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Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

Can I wear eye make up daily with chronic mild blepharitis?

No: Wearing eye makeup may make the blepharitis worse. It would be better to discontinue it until you the blepharitis is treated and then start it again. I would suggest throwing out the old and starting with new. ...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

Dr. Joseph Shen
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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