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Left eye toward the nose corner or the outside corner?
It's sounds like blepharitis. Blepharitis is a low level lid infection that can wax and wane. Our skin is full of bacteria and they love warm moist areas. There is also a bacterium that specifically loves the outer corners of the eyelids and causes blepharitis there. Symptoms can range from soreness/itchy/crusty etc. treatment usually involves a typical steroid / antibiotic ointment (like prescription maxitrol) to calm the area down and then long term mild antibiotic ointment ( like prescription erythromycin) for bedtime to reduce flare ups. Also when you wash your face be sure to wash the eyelids too with baby shampoo or lid scrubs. Then ointments can be applied. I would obtain these prescriptions at your next eye Doctor appointment and you should feel improvement in your symptoms.
It is usually chronic, yes. Some days it's not as bad as others. Sometimes I have patients that explain the symptoms and I can't visualize it at that moment. It will wax and wane. =). Some docs don't feel comfortable prescribing when they don't see it at that exact moment but I diagnose on symptoms as well. =)
Any other questions I can help you with regarding your angular blepharitis? =)
No problem! You're very welcome! =)
Does it extend toward your cornea/iris at all?
I would still initiate the same treatment.
Do you have a bump on the white part next to the Iris too in that area? If so, it can be an inflamed pinguecula or pterygium (would need to see it to discern) that flares up now and again when dry and can extend outward laterally. Or if no bump, then episcleritis which is transient sectoral redness that can have no cause or due to an underlying inflammatory condition.
Glad you're getting seen. Hope all gets resolved.