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I was diagnosed with blepharitis about one year ago. My symtoms are: dry eyes (used eyedrops on and off for around 10 years), left eyelid is swollen but never any crusts. It feels sore and looks red and slightly swollen. Right eyelid feels fine, no problems there. These problems became worst when I was on antibiotics, so I guess that my problem might not be bacterial?
I ate Accutane for 7 months when I was around 18. This made my eyes permanently dryer. After this (for around 4-5 years) I had several eye infections, almost always in the left eye. My eyelid started to look red sometime during this time as well, but eyes just felt dry, not really a big problem at the time.
I have been taking Omega 3 supplements and using warm compresses for the last year. No major improvements.
What I am curious about is that nothing I do really seems to help. Washing with a baby shampoo just makes it worse. Warm compresses seem to almost do more harm than good. I have tried the Cliradex wipes, did not really help much either.
Basically, I feel like my symtoms are in some ways very standard, but in other ways (0 crusting, and in only one eye) a bit less so.
I am going back to another eye doctor in a few weeks and I am going to try get some kind of bacterial test done.
Do you guys have any suggestions as to possible things to try? These eye-wipes that you guys are trying perhaps?
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