Red irritant eyelid with eyelashes in different direction

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It started as a lump about 3-4 year ago I thought it was a spot so I just left it washed my face more then it just spread across my lower eyelid on my left eye and it has got increasingly irritating and the redness shows more and one side of my eyelid the eyelashes has changed direction and has made it even more irritating it feels like they are poking me in the eye and when I try to get it out my eye stings and I can't stop touching it then my eyes water and make it worse I have been washing my eye/face properly every morning but has no signs of improvement I has also spread on my right eye not so much thankfully but it's still effected also in the mornings there's crust all around the main part where the lump originated there is also bright red/purple veins there aswell it's getting worse and I really would like contact lenses I have had a trial but it was a no go from the start any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Have you been to your GP?  You ought to get it checked, especially if it has been going on for 3-4 years.

    It could be anything, such as blepharitis for example.

    Go and see your GP and if necessary, ask to be referred to an Ophthalmologist.

     

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      Hi yes the 1st doctor I seen give me this eye ointment can't remember the name was too long but it done nothing I then seen another doctor and she said it was because of dirt or bad bacteria witch I thought wasn't the right diagnosis because I wash my face properly every morning and night and it doesn't make it batter at all I have told the doctor that I think it may be bleparitus but she just shook her head and said I'm the doctor I am right don't listen to the indernet
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    Was it  Chloramphenicol?  https://patient.info/medicine/chloramphenicol-for-eye-infections

    It isn't just a case of washing your face, it depends on how you do it.  First of all, wash normally, then change the water to hot with a spot of baby shampoo or similar mild handwash and soak a flannel in it, wring it out and place over your eyes until it cools, repeat 2 or 3 times.  Do this morning and night.

    You don't say whether you are male or female. either way, don't use any creams near your eyes, this clogs the meibomian glands

    https://patient.info/health/blepharitis-leaflet

    It also sounds as though you are having a clash of personalities with the doctor and perhaps you should see a different GP, or, start again with the one you are seeing.  Don't tell the doctor what to do, Ask 'do you think it could be........'  and see if you get on better.

    Good luck

     

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      Yes! That's it ha

      And ok a will give that way a go I just give it a normal 2 minute clean but that sounds like it may work thanks and I am 21 year old male by the way

      I have changed GP and she has made an effort more than my previous smile

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      Let me know how you get on Chris.  I have been seeing an Ophthalmologist for a long time and a few years ago, nurses were saying use a cotton bud and clean the rims of your eyes and it had no effect.  I got so fed up with being told the same thing, that I asked to see the Consultant and he told me to do the above,  I have had no problems since.  

      Have the water as hot as you can stand it and you will find it very soothing.

       

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      Hi I have done what you said and it's fantastic I totally forgot about it yesterday was over the moon a few weeks/months of this and it should be back to normal thanks for your help
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      Chris, I am so pleased for you and remember, even when it has disappeared, keep up the regime, otherwise it will creep back.

       

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