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I have white dots on the inside corners of both eyes. it looks

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I have white dots on the inside corners of both eyes. it looks like a small ball of infection which has gone down some with drops and use of eye wash with boric acid. where it touches my eye ball it seems to be irritating and red. it's gone on for several weeks. I hate to go to the eye doctor if it'll clear up with my current plan



Are you referring to white spots on the white of your eyes? Or on the lids?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

on the lids




It sounds like either concretions or cysts. Either way it is usually caused by tiny glands whose pores have gotten clogged. The gland then swells up and can fill up with oil or a type of fatty material (just like a pimple). The simplest treatment is with lots of hot compresses. If what you are doing is helping, you can continue it also.


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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

ok, so the boric acid compresses should solve the problem.


Keeping it hot will also help.