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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. Joseph Shen
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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

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Does CHF swell the eye?

Does CHF swell the eye?

Doubtful.: The fluid accumulation in CHF is gravity dependent, so it's unlikely that fluid would accumulate in your eyes. ...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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What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

What is best way for my caregiver to avoid getting blepharitis or conjunctivitis while putting drops in my eyes?

Preventive measures: Caregiver can wear gloves to hold eyelids open to administer drops &/or can thoroughly wash hands after instilling the drops (being careful not to touch own eyes until hands are washed). ...Read more

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I have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: warm eye compress causes me eyes discomfort and little pain. Any alternative. Thanks for any advice.?

I have evaporative dry eye & blepharitis: warm eye compress causes me eyes discomfort and little pain. Any alternative. Thanks for any advice.?

Yes: Warm compresses should not hurt if you are doing them properly. Go over the right technique with your doctor. Another option might be lipiflow, a newer and possibly more effective way to combine warmth and eye lid massage. ...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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I was told to massage eyes for blepharitis ages ago, just making sure I am doing it right. Do you massage the outer corner of eye in a circle motion?

I was told to massage eyes for blepharitis ages ago, just making sure I am doing it right. Do you massage the outer corner of eye in a circle motion?

Circular motion good: Be sure to massage the entire margin of the eyelid in a circular motion. This helps drain the glands of the eyelid to prevent an inflammation called blepharitis. ...Read more

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I seem to have blepharitis & my eyes get very red, painful, and sensitive to light after wearing contacts. Any suggestions? Would daily contacts help?

Blepharitis & Contac: T lens wear do not go together! This is a recipe for disaster, as the bacteria involved with causing blepharitis will end up under your contact lens, and create a vicious cycle. Best to wear glasses, and get the blepharitis completely under control. Throw those contaminated lens away. See your eye doctor. Have your blepharitis/ dry eyes evaluated & treated properly. Cut down your computer time too. ...Read more

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Does dry eyes cause blepharitis or belpharitis cause dry eyes?

Blepharitis v. dry: Dry eyes are very common and do not cause blepharitis to occur. Blepharitis, which can interfere with the secretion of essential oils and moistening agents, can lead to some degree of dryness as well. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the puffy eyes that go with blepharitis?

Treat the blephariti: The puffy eyes are the product of the blepharitis so treatment of that is important. Discuss the best pathway with your ophthalmologist and when that works, the puffiness will go away. ...Read more

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