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Since the visual blurring is temporary and actually clears up on blinking, it looks like there is some amount of tear film abnormality along with meibomian gland dysfunction.
what does all of that mean? is that an emergency situation?
A few simple home measures could help here as described below
Many appropriate systems of eyelid hygiene exist, and all include variations of 3 essential steps. First, application of heat to warm the eyelid gland secretions and to promote evacuation and cleansing of the secretory passages is essential. Individuals are directed to use soaked warm compresses and to apply them to the lids repeatedly. Warm water in a washcloth, soaked gauze pads, or microwaved, soaked cloths can be used. However extreme heat should be avoided. •Second, the eyelid margin is scrubbed mechanically to remove adherent material, such as crusting, and to clean the gland orifices. This can be completed with a warm washcloth or with gauze pads. Water often is used, although some clinicians prefer that a few drops of baby shampoo be mixed in one bottle cap full of warm water to form a cleaning solution. Attention must be directed to gentle mechanical jostling or scrubbing of the eyelid margin itself, not the skin of the lids or of the bulbar conjunctival surface. Vigorous scrubbing should be avoided as it may be harmful. •Third, an antibiotic ointment is applied to the eyelid margin after it has been soaked and scrubbed. Antibiotic-corticosteroid ointment combinations can be used for short courses, although their use is less appropriate for long-term management and should be used strictly on the advise of the ophthalmologist.
so, are these all temporary fixes or will soaking and scrubbing the eyelid help in the long run, too?
Though these measures take time to show results, thy are quite effective. Since meibomian glands which are modofied sebaceous glands present in the eyelids, are responsible for the formaion of the middle layer of the tear film, any dysfunction in these glands can give rise to tear film issues.
These measures help in the effective functioning of he meibomian glands.
oh, ok. thank you. tear film issues don't have anything to do with detached retinas, do they?
No, they don't.
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no, thank you so much for all your help.