The detailed explanation for the eyelid scrub is mostly clear for the baby shampoo. I will try to get the Ocusoft or Sterilid. Do therey have specific instructructions for their use. Could you provide more specific information on their use? Thanks
By the way, I no longer have any irritation or burning. My eyesight is as good as it always was (I still use the same lens prescription) and have not problems with my sight. Just the redness... I already used Restasos before, and it turns out the problem is not one of dryness. I do appear to produce my own tears perfectly well. So my doctor asked me to stop. But they seem to have run out of prescriptions for the redness. So do I still need the articifial tear products? Or do I just do the hot compresses to see how it works out? Also heard of the I-BRITE surgery to remove redness. Is it safe and/or recommended?
The only difference with using the baby shampoo or the Ocusoft/Sterilid is that you would use one of those as a means of scrubbing the eyelashes for 15 seconds, each eyelid. The Ocusoft is a pad or wipe to scrub the eyelashes with and the Sterilid is a foam you could put on a q-tip instead of dipping a q-tip in dilute baby shampoo. I would still recommend using plain artificial tears (without redness reliever) while you do the hot compresses and eyelash scurbbing for at least a month. As far as the I-BRITE surgery, I wouldn't go near that for this type of problem, because it is risky and would not make your eyes white forever--eventually they would get red again if the underlying cause isn't reversed.
Thanks for your help. Do you have a way of following up to know if this has worked?