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I have thick goop in my eyes causing me to have problems

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I have thick goop in my eyes causing me to have problems seeing. The goop seems to be very toxic and has both eyelids aggravated with sores on the eyelids.
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Dr. James :

Hello.

Customer:

hello. hope you have an answer to my problem.

Customer:

the folds in both eyelids have become sores with little sores around it.

Dr. James :

Hello.

Dr. James :

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yes

Dr. James :

Thank you.

Dr. James :

Are you using any other eye drops?
When did this begin?
When did you last see an eye doctor?
Any other medical problems?

Customer:

I saw an eye doctor a few months ago and he said it was all allergy. He gave me tobramycin for a short term use and patanol for use as needed. This is the worst it has ever been. I do have other health problems. Have had breast cancer in the past two years with chemo and radiation.

Dr. James :

It appears you have a combination of allergies and severe dry eyes. I recommend you continue the allergy eye drops as well as artificial tears 4-6 times daily.

Dr. James :

The goop is not toxic. It is made in response to irritation, similar to mucous from your nose.

Dr. James :

I recommend you see your eye doctor as there may also be an infection which may require antibiotics.

Dr. James :

Continue the cool compresses.

Customer:

Thanks.

Dr. James :

You're welcome.

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