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I developed styes after my cat(who had a viral infection

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I developed styes after my cat(who had a nasty viral infection secondary to his feline leukemia) sneezed mucous into my eye. I told my eye doctor about this, and he pretty much blew it off, and said it was due to old age. Well, several years later, I still get styes but have developed a light yellow discharge in the corner of each eye, that I have to wipe out several times a day. I have no other symptoms other than that. What do you recommend? And thank you for your time and knowledge. I also have no health insurance, so a natural alternative would be very helpful.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 7 years ago.

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It appears that you are experiencing recurrent stye with eye infection due to possible association with the Cat transmitted infection. To resolve this problem, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor for closer evaluation and treatment with oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily for 14 days or Augmentin 875mg twice daily for 10-14 days to help eradicate the associated eye infection. In the meantime, I suggest that you use over the counter Zaditor eye drop 4 times daily for 1-2 weeks, preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 4 times daily at least 5-10 mins apart from the zaditor drop, and apply hot compresses to the stye 2-3 daily.

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