My upper eyelid skin is swollen, dry, itchy, and blackish despite homeopathic consultations. Kindly help.

Q. What could cause persistent swelling, dryness, and itching of the upper eyelid skin?

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Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
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This is a premium question & answer published on May 26, 2023 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 50-year-old female. The skin of my upper eyelid has been swollen for the past few days. The skin has slight blackness and is dry and itchy at times. I have taken homeopathic consultations and am still under supervision. This condition is present in both my eyelids. Kindly help.



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Your symptoms are suggestive of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) which is the inflammation of meibomian glands present in the eyelids. The function of these glands is to produce sebum to keep the eyes moist. These glands may sometimes get blocked or stop producing good sebum and instead produce bad sebum which leads to dryness and other symptoms. I suggest you follow a few instructions like use warm compresses. Apply azithromycin ointment twice daily along your eyelid margin. Use lubricating eyedrops like Refresh Tears four times a day. This will help you. Having said that, this is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your local ophthalmologist if there is no relief or if the condition worsens. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.

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