Inflammation of the part of the eyelids where the eyelashes grow is called blepharitis. The symptoms include red, swollen, greasy, and itchy eyelids, watery eyes, red eyes, sensitivity to light, and loss of eyelashes. It can be caused by seborrheic dermatitis, bacterial infection, rosacea, allergy, and eyelash lice.
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Can I use Avenova spray with Cliradex wipes for blepharitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am starting Avenova spray and Cliradex wipes for my eyelids, which have blepharitis and MGD. How far apart should I space each one? I do not want to irritate the eyelids. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do space them some time apart. 2 to 3 hours would be optimal so that each can act individually. Both have an antiseptic effect on low-grade bacteria causing blepharitis along with add on effects (detergent and non-detergent) and hence improving hygiene. Hence, spacing t... Read Full »
How can I cure ocular rosacea, blepharitis, and MGD?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old girl. I have had eye problems for around nine months and have seen several eye doctors and ophthalmologists who all have told me different things and tried a lot of different treatments that have not worked. I am a contact lens wearer with extremely bad eyesight and fi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the situation you are going through. MGD (meibomian gland dysfunction) with dry eyes related to rosacea is a disturbing problem. Your doctor is treating it very well but in spite of all, you are still having problems. You have done warm compresses, taken ora... Read Full »
After removing chalazion, the bump is still present. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a chalazion on my lower lid and it was removed about a month ago. But, the bump still has not gone away and has the slight redness on it. Also, when I was having it removed; my doctor said that I have blepharitis. But, my eyes do not hurt and the eyelids are not red. When my chalazi... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had a chalazion removed from your left lower lid about a month back. I assume the cut was on the inside of the eyelid as usually it is made inside. The residual redness may be due to persistent inflammation of cartilage like structure of the eyelid. These a... Read Full »
My daughter's eye allergy keeps coming back. How to cure it permanently?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has a recurrent eye allergy. I have been told it is blepharitis. But how can we manage it better? She has been prescribed Tobradex drops, but the effect does not last long and recurs immediately. Is there any other treatment available? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope you are doing well. Having gone through the history and the images provided (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it looks like eczema or eyelid dermatitis. Eczema over the eyelids is commonly seen among young children due to multiple factors... Read Full »
Are my symptoms due to meibomian gland disorder or blepharitis?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from an eye problem since the last 18 months or so. Initially, I was diagnosed with dry eyes and was suggested warm compress lifelong along with few eye drops and antibiotic. I have checked with almost six doctors locally out of which few say it is meibomian glan... Read Full »
Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the description of your problem and the photos, I agree with all the diagnosis which has been given to you. Actually, they are all interrelated. I also want to assure you th... Read Full »
My eyelid is inflamed from using an old eyeliner. How can I reduce my eyelid swelling?
Query: Hi doctor, I have an inflamed eyelid that may be caused by an old eyeliner makeup I used. It has been two days, and the eyelid is still red, sore, and puffy. The eye itself is not affected; it is just the lid. Although I tried warm compresses, tea tree oil, and makeup remover, nothing worked to brin... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. I suggest,Tablet Amoxclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) 625 mg thrice daily for three days would be better (it is for infection).Tablet Diclofenac plus serratiopeptidase once after meals for three days (for pain and swelling). Tablet Ome... Read Full »
Is parasitic eye infection contagious?
Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend had some irritation in her eye. So, we went to the doctor, who said she has a parasite in her eye. After reading about it on the internet, I am worried that she might go blind. It is a very new relationship, so I wanted to know if it is contagious? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The parasite inside the eye is usually, cysticercus or hydatid. It is not transmitted through natural sexual routes. It is usually ingested through food.Some parasites, for example, lice or mites infesting the eyelashes are transmitted through physical contact. But, they ... Read Full »
Can you please suggest to me ways to get rid of a stye?
Query: Hi doctor, I went to bed about a week ago and woke up and saw that I developed some type of a stye in the eye. But I am not very sure. I do not know what it is. It is still about the same size. What to do? Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned the site of the lesion. Probably it is present on the inner side of the eyelid. And based on your details, the Differential diagnosis are: Stye. Chalazion. Nonspecific blepharitis. Stye:- So basically, it could be a superficial bacterial infect... Read Full »
Are bacterial conjunctivitis and blepharitis related?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with blepharitis. I also have seborrhoeic dermatitis (perhaps rosacea), which has significantly improved. Recently, I got very bad allergy symptoms. My eyes and nose became extremely itchy, causing me to sneeze a lot. This morning when I woke up, I had trouble opening ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it is nothing but common bacterial conjunctivitis. Since you have blepharitis, you are more likely to get conjunctivitis. Also, blepharitis, in turn, is related to seborrho... Read Full »
Do multiple spreading sore-like protrusions around the eyes cause blindness?
Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old nephew with autism had a swollen right eye four days ago, which turned into infection with multiple sore like protrusions around the eye. It is now spreading to the left eye. The doctors at the children's hospital have no idea what it is, but they have not ruled out herpes. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition looks like herpes blepharitis and conjunctivitis. In children, we suggest oral Acyclovir and have to observe his cornea as it may spread to the cornea also. He has to be kept under observation by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Consult your specialist doctor,... Read Full »