Crusty eyelids (Blepharitis)

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Emrys Davies, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Guest

    I am seeking the most practical way of treating my crusty eyelids.

    My optometrist told me to use a hottish compress on the eyelids > to
    gently scrub the eyelids with cotton buds soaked in diluted baby
    shampoo > then rinse the eyes with water.

    I have found some very good sites on this subject, but I am hoping that
    someone, from their experience, can give me a fairy simple but effective
    method to follow.

    Emrys Davies.
    Emrys Davies, Jun 6, 2005
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    Neil Brooks Guest

    The OD was right.
    Neil Brooks, Jun 6, 2005
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  3. Use hot (as hot as can COMFORTABLY be tolerated), moist compresses held
    gently against the closed lids, turning the cloth as it cools down to
    get all the heat out, then use the same cloth to gently rub back and
    forth across the closed lids. Do this 1st thing in the morning, and
    just before any shower. In the shower, gently use your fingers with
    some baby shampoo to clens the closed lids. Pretty practical. If it
    fails, consider some Rx medications (see your eye doc for a course of
    oral antibiotics and topical anti-inflammatories).

    w.stacy, o.d.
    William Stacy, Jun 7, 2005
  4. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Guest


    That sounds really good to me and thanks a lot. What you have said makes
    good sense to me. It is very practical, which is just what I wanted. I
    will definitely give it a go.

    Thanks again.

    Emrys Davies.
    Emrys Davies, Jun 7, 2005
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