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I was diagnosed with chronic blepharitis in 2007 after a huge flare up that put me out of school for five months. The Dr. thinks I have had it my entire life, but itsn't sure. I have been on a daily dose of 100 mg doxycycline since late 2007. This past year I found a new eye Dr. due to increasing pain and my Dr. not doing anything about it. Since then I have come off of antiinflammatory eye drops which I have been on for over 14 years. She started me off on steroid drops to back me off of the NSAI drops then switched be to tacrolimus (cyclosporin). At the beginning of January I started using Autologous Serum drops for my dry eye with SIGNIFICANT improvement, but I am still having the frequent attacks of tears that burn by eyes. I am still on the doxycycline, tacrolimus, and serum drops as well as a weekly allergy shot. I do hot compresses twice a day and wash my eyelids at least once a day.
Is there ANYTHING else I can do to prevent these horrible attacks?
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