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Thank you for the pictures. They're very helpful. I think what you have been doing is exactly the right thing. Now that it has opened up I would continue to do the hot compresses full tilt and massage the bump while the compress is on there. The ultimate goal in getting this to heal is to get the clogged oil gland draining, either through the normal orifice of the oil gland or through the front of the lesion. Once open, the hot compresses can help it to continue to heal. Of course, there is always the chance that there is a hard residual part left that doesn't resolve. If that's the case, then it would need to be opened up all the way by your ophthalmologist.
I definitely think your ocular rosacea is at play here. You can decrease the incidence of styes as well as help your eyes feel better and your vision to be more stable by treating the inflammation that is inherent in your eyelids as a result of the rosacea. The way to do that is to do the following daily: 1. hot compresses and 2. eyelid scrubs. You should do hot compresses for 5-10 minutes over each eye at the same time. It should be as hot as you can tolerate without burning your skin, massaging the eyelids while they are on there. Then, use either commercially available preparations or a dilute baby shampoo solution to scrub your eyelashes on all 4 eyelids. The commercially available preparations are called Ocusoft or Sterilid which are both over-the-counter eyelash scrubbing treatments. These cost more money but are quicker to use. Otherwise, the cheaper alternative is the dilute baby shampoo (4-5 drops Johnson's shampoo in 1/4 cup warm water), you will take the wipe (or dip a qtip in the dilute baby shampoo solution) and use that to scrub right on the eyelashes of each eyelid for 15 seconds. That will take 60 seconds when done to all 4 eyelids. The scrubbing is done right on the eyelid margin, where the eyelashes come out. After that, just splash some water on the eyes and you're done.
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