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eye and itchy eyes and now it seems to be affecting

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For over 4 weeks I have been having eye problems. Started with red and itchy eyes and now it seems to be affecting mostly the inner corners of my eyes. The whites are not red anymore. The skin around the lower lid and below the tear ducts is red and scaly looking. Like an alligator. also red. Skin feels dry and it is now flaking. And a week ago I devoloped a bump inside the lower eyelid doesn't hurt. Sight is fine. I wear contacts and I know I haven't been very careful the past few months, wearing them way past expiration and using old contact cases (I use clear care.) Dr prescribed an ointment (neomycin & polymyxin B sulfates & dexamethasone)3X a day and antibiotics for the bump. Not seen any improvement in 2 weeks (bump is smaller but still there. He's my second Dr (an opthalmologist) the 1st was a GP.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

The bump could be a chalazion which most often does not go with medications and requires incision and curretage which is a minor surgical procedure. Dexamethasone is a steroid and you should not use it for long otherwise you can develop cataract, glaucoma e.t.c. The treatment that you are taking seems to be correct however you should also use a lubricating eye drop like Refresh Tears 4 times a day. Dexamethasone should be gradually tapered. You can give the bump 2 more weeks. If it does not go, then get it operated.



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