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Dr. Stan, Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon
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My eyes are irritation on and off

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my eyes are irritation on and off
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

Welcome to JA.

Few questions to help me assist you:

Are the eyes itchy, tearing, red?

Any history of allergy?

Any medications?

Are the eyes sticky or eyelid matted?

Do you have blurred vision?

Any other medical problem?

I await your reply. Thanks.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.


same as all above and i have daibeties 140 overall

Customer: replied 7 years ago.


same as all above pluse i have diabites over all 140

Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

It appears that you have chronic blepharitis, the inflammation of the eyelids due to infection, causing itching and abnormal tearfilm. I suggest that you do eyelid hygiene with 50% diluted baby shampoo on cotton tip applicator. Use it to clean your eyelashes/eyelids twice daily, then wash off with warm compresses. Use preservative free tear drop OTC ( Refresh Plus or Genteal drop) 4 times daily.

If your eyes are red sometimes, I would suggest that you use Zaditor (OTC) twice in between the tear drops to reduce itching and irritation. If not resolved in 2 weeks, then I you should plan to see your eye doctor for closer evaluation, as you may need prescription for doxycycline 100 mg by mouth twice daily for two weeks.

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