Used wet ones for blepharitis like stated on site here HELP ME!!!

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I used them for only 4 or 5 days and stopped because I started having deep pain in the  muscles behind the right eye.  I have been off two or three days and it is getting worse and worse.  I never had this pain before those wipes.   I am wondering if those wipes were very bad advice.  Someone please help me.   The doctors here know nothing as they said that is not to be used in the eyes so they have no idea what damage has been done if any.  I am on vacation and can't get into see a doctor for another two weeks.  Can I go blind from these wipes?   Why did they make my eye muscles hurt so bad and why is it not lettting up and getting worse since stopping using them.  I am scared.

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    If the pain was caused by the Wet Ones, it would have hurt immediately but it would be gone by now. Something else is going on. One possibility is chronic dry eyes

    Severe pain in one eye made me go to the Eye Institute 4 years ago... and chronic dry eyes & blepharitis were diagnosed. The Ophthalmologist put in "punctual plugs" and started me using "tear gel" 4 times a day, which I will do for the rest of my life. 

    The pain stopped. 

    Until you can see an Ophthalmologist, why not purchase TEAR GEL at any pharmacy and keep your eyes moist (it is not expensive). If it does not help, at least it won't hurt or break the bank.

    I wish you the best.

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    I'd say you were spot on with that . when mine got so bad i felt that it was inside the eyeball that was strained as well as the eye muscles . That made me go private to an eye specialist who diagnosed the dreaded blepth and the chronic dryness .

    Lacrilube gel in the eyes at night are essential other one will wake up feeling that an old tarpaulin has been dragged across ones eyes overnight . Clean that off in the morning with the Blethasol liquid cleaner ( don't get it in the eyes ! ) and gently run the blepth soaked cotton tip over the gland lines to dissolve any blocked glands  . No dry skin problems around the eyes either as the lacrilube has the opposite effect .

    Day 3 of no problems ( so far ) . The eyes may feel a little dry off and on during the day so i do that carefull " massage" of the glands to get them flowing again . usually works ( at least 5 finger tip strokes per eye lid edge ) . If that doesn't work I'll put in a drop per eye . haven't had to use any today .

    If only i knew if it was the Cod liver oil helping ! In a tumbler of milk it really isn't that bad !

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    Marisss, so sorry but do not worry I was told Blepharitis do not affect your eye sight, you cannot go blind. I never had pain but a friend with Blepharitis has and is treated in one of the top London eye hospitals. It is part of the symptoms in some people  it seems. I had a bad bought in January and with heat/massage/ and Wet Ones Be Gentle ( no alcohol!) I was better in days and well in a week. This week I had a bad cold and forgot to do the treatment for a couple of days and no symptoms returned, so I guess I am cured. I am back to the treatment twice a day just in case. Also I discovered that Optrex eye wash has the same medicament and itis veryrefreshing. As it goes in the eye it must hit the bug where it lurks better than the wipes. You may have an allergy this is the time for pollen. But see an eye doctor as soon as you can.
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      Hi , ref . your comment as to Bleph won't affect your eyesight , that's not true . The dryness can lead to scatches to your eyeball surface and if these areas of damage are in the line of vision then blurred vision WILL be the result . luckily for me the surface damage to my right eyeball is off center . i speak as a posterior bleph sufferior where our big problem is dryness caused by the bleph restricting good normal flow from the glands just behind the eye lashes .

      I too also have gone back to the optrex eye bath usage and have stopped using blethasol for cleaning . I simply use some boiled water ( cooled a bit of cause ! ) and use thick very absorbent kitchen paper to wipe my lashes clean and then a drier area of kitchen paper to get a "bit" of abrashion to wipe out any remaining excess of overnight stickyness . i then rinse the eyebath in the cooled kettle water to take the "edge" off the coldness of the optrex . ( the new soft eyebath makes such a good seal ).

      The constant use of blephasol has left my lashes almost bleached in colour ! I'm going to resort to baby shampoo as It would make sense that it would leave the lashes shiny and glossy ( as in slippery ) and not so up- to having stuff cling to the lashes .

      I think that maybe some people who've been told to use the baby shampoo have thought that it was a "Cure" rather than a method of both cleaning lashes and making the environment less welcoming for the dreaded Bleph .

      I suppose it all depends upon " where you're at " with your type of bleph and what works for you .

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