... minutes!! She explained that my past treatments were ineffective because the glands are most likely completely blocked off and I was recommended to come in again for a lid massage session to assess and also declog my glands. ... (5 replies)
... I am glad you were diagnosed early enough to not have belpharitis along with the blocked oil glands. I had both and recovered. ... (2 replies)
... i'm a 16 year old female suffering with blocked oil glands in my eyes. i found this forum googling treatments for it and i'm glad to know i'm not the only one suffering with this condition. ... (2 replies)
... r just I got used to the dryness. But now, years have passed, and my eyes got drier. Doing some research I realized that maybe what the doctor thought I had was meibomian gland dysfunction. Since I've been doing the warm compresses and the cleansing, my eyes seem less dry. ... (10 replies)
... I have had "thick" secretions but the compreses strated to cause clear runny fluid to almost gush out. Doxycycline also seemed to affect the oil glands in a positive way. ... (10 replies)
... Yes he did express some oil from the glands but I dont think it was like oil - very thick and not much good. He said this was the case with most of them.
My lower eyelids get inflamed but I dont get the stickiness in the morning - I dont wake up with my eyelids stuck together and this is what confuses me. As most people talk about having this. Im not saying I dont... (10 replies)
... hot soaks twice a day along with eyelid scrubs using Johnson's Baby Shampoo diluted in water, using a cotton cosmetic pad will go a long ways in opening the oil glands and keeping them flowing normally. ... (10 replies)
... My glands are not "blocked" but they are producing thick oils, which causes me a problem. When I press my eyelid I can see small droplets on the lid margin. ... (10 replies)
... Are you always able to see that these oil producing glands are blocked? ... (10 replies)
... If you have bumps along the margins of your eyelids these are blocked meibomian glands and thats where the warm compresses help in creating a free flow of oil. Imagine toothpaste which has got glued up at the opening. ... (5 replies)
At what point do you go to the doctor? I don't know if I have a sty or blepharitis. I went to an urgent care because my eye was so swollen and painful. He put me on oral antibiotics and eye drops (my eye is crusted shut every morning). I'm doing the warm compresses, too. This thing is larger than a big pea, smaller than a small marble and it hurts! I don't know if... (2 replies)
... May this is what I have. My eyelids are red all the time, my eyes hurt and they are crusty in the morning. I have an appointment to see the eye doctor next week but this has been on going for a while, about 6 months now. They seem to be getting worse. Is it dry eye? Are there drops that will help? I've tried bion tears and it does help a bit but it doesn't go away. (10 replies)
... By using the wheat bag, you may be burning your eyes. I never liked the bags for other areas due to them being intensly hot after applying to an area of the body. Microwave heat is probably not the best to use on the eyes.
I use a thick washcloth soaking wet in hot faucet water, lightly squeese some of the excess water out and hold on eyes (eyes closed) until it needs to be... (10 replies)
... They feel worse straight after dong it because of the heat - but they look red all the time and feel 'full'.
Do your eyelids get red - or just your eyes?
Thanks (10 replies)
... Took me maybe a month before I noticed gradual improvement. How long do your eyes get irritated after the compress? Seems you may have very sensitive eyes? (10 replies)
... Ive only been doing the compresses for two weeks so obviously I need to give it longer - how long had you done them for before you saw an improvement?
Its just that my eyes are really sensitive at the moment and it feels like its burning my eyes. I heard you have to get them quite hot though for it to work best. Its really irritating the skin which is adding to the... (10 replies)
... es and yes, it is a nightmare and I still dont wake up.. well I hav my condition 4 months. It began returning from a flight .. suddenly I saw the openings of the meibomian glands... and days later I says some kind of secretion... on the outsides... my doctor told me to make the compresses .. ... (50 replies)
... About oil glands , that seems weird , you need to look under the eyelid to see them , dont u ? ... (50 replies)
... My eyelids are just sore, red & flaky - not really painful. As far as seeing oil glands (meibomian glands), I see little white clear bubbles in the corners of both eyes (top & bottom eyelids) - I'm guessing these are the blocked oil glands that should becoming unblocked while doing all these compresses (but they are not). (50 replies)
... I boil the water first, then let it cool down and just use a washcloth for about 10 minutes. The doc says it isn't blepharitis, just blocked oil glands (I thought they were the same thing). He says don't do the baby shampoo washes - just the warm compresses. I tried calling there today, but didn't receive a callback - will try again tomorrow. (50 replies)