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Could you tell me the diagnosis made by your ophthalmologist?
Do you have any redness, burning, itching or dryness in your eyes?
Sticking together of lids in the morning could be a sign of infection in your eyes. Still, I feel that you do not have infection but inflammation of meibomion glands present on the lid margin. This condition is called meibomitis. The tear film is defective leading to dryness in the eyes. This in severe cases can cause redness, itching or burning in the eyes. It can also give foreign body sensation. You can see an ophthalmologist to confirm it. It is very often missed by even ophthalmologists as many do not bother to examine the lids in detail. You should use an eye ointment like Tetracycline at bedtime. It is mucolytic and helpful in meibomitis. Since, tetracycine is also an anti-biotic it will take care of any infection, if present. Warm compresses are soothing. A preservative free lubricating eye drop like Refresh Tears should also be used 3-4 times a day. Thanks.
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