Recurring styes in eyes?

kbell

Crow
Gold Member
With contacts try a peroxide solution at night redbeard. I'd ask the doctor first but it clears up protein build up on lens and should help. Its a little complicated at first since the solution has to neutralize before you can put the contacts back in. You do it overnight. If the solution hits your eyes before its neutralization it will hurt like hell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide_contact_solutions
The doctor can explain this better though. If that doesn't work there are contacts with higher moisture content, but they are pricey which is probably what your going to need do.
 

redbeard

Hummingbird
Gold Member
kbell said:
With contacts try a peroxide solution at night redbeard. I'd ask the doctor first but it clears up protein build up on lens and should help. Its a little complicated at first since the solution has to neutralize before you can put the contacts back in. You do it overnight. If the solution hits your eyes before its neutralization it will hurt like hell. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen_peroxide_contact_solutions
The doctor can explain this better though. If that doesn't work there are contacts with higher moisture content, but they are pricey which is probably what your going to need do.

I've been using Clear Care for 7 years.
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
TheBowery said:
Can't recommend LASIK highly enough. Not only have I gotten rid of chronic issues with dry eye and styes, but also (just as big) the mental tax of buying/packing/wearing glasses and contacts.

Takes 15 minutes, no pain, back to normal life the day after. Miracle technology.

I got lasik like 5 months ago or so, and it's fantastic, but I never had dry eyes in my life before lasik, and now I do have to use lubricating eye drops three times a day.

It's awesome, though, it's much better than wearing glasses or contacts, but it is a daily thing that has to get done.

They have been getting less and less dry as time goes by, though, initially I had to use drops like 6 times a day, now I'm down to 3. Apparently after 3 to 9 months most folks return to pre-lasik eye dryness, the months vary depending on the source.

We'll see, but I would do it again if I could go back, it's just so much better to not have to use mental space on glasses/contacts. The drops don't really use mental space because you pack them once in your backpack and you're set for two months or so until you need to refill.

It's great to be able to make love and then not think, "Should I take off my contacts now and go to bed, or do I feel like going another round?" I mean, sure, I could have relations without the contacts, and I could see fine close up (I can't see far), but it's just not the same knowing you can't see in detail at a distance.

Going to the pool is no longer a "I hope my contacts don't come out" experience.

All in all, lasik's great, I should have done it years ago, and braces are great too, I should have also done it years ago. All good, enjoying the process and the results (so far) of both!
 

Teutatis

Pelican
Gold Member
TheBowery said:
Can't recommend LASIK highly enough. Not only have I gotten rid of chronic issues with dry eye and styes, but also (just as big) the mental tax of buying/packing/wearing glasses and contacts.

Takes 15 minutes, no pain, back to normal life the day after. Miracle technology.

Doesn't LASIK make dry eyes worse?

Spaniard88 said:
I got lasik like 5 months ago or so, and it's fantastic, but I never had dry eyes in my life before lasik, and now I do have to use lubricating eye drops three times a day.

This is exactly why I haven't done it yet, I have dry eyes and the procedure exacerbates the condition, I've read horror stories about it and don't want to risk it.
 

whatday

Ostrich
Gold Member
Teutatis said:
TheBowery said:
Can't recommend LASIK highly enough. Not only have I gotten rid of chronic issues with dry eye and styes, but also (just as big) the mental tax of buying/packing/wearing glasses and contacts.

Takes 15 minutes, no pain, back to normal life the day after. Miracle technology.

Doesn't LASIK make dry eyes worse?

Spaniard88 said:
I got lasik like 5 months ago or so, and it's fantastic, but I never had dry eyes in my life before lasik, and now I do have to use lubricating eye drops three times a day.

This is exactly why I haven't done it yet, I have dry eyes and the procedure exacerbates the condition, I've read horror stories about it and don't want to risk it.

Yeah, I'd be cautious if you already have issues and it makes them worse, as life could be very, very bad in that scenario. Where I'm at right now I'm very comfortable with things, but it is odd to be dependent on eye drops. As long as the dryness doesn't get worse, I'm 100% ok with things.

And hopefully in a decade or two or three there will be some more advances that may help with things. For now, all is well on my end, I'm super happy about it, but yeah, be careful.
 

ball dont lie

Kingfisher
Gold Member
I recently got a stye in my left eye. Holy Shit! I stupidly didn't think much about it the first day when the lower lid of my eye was a little puffy. I took a nap, took a little ibuprofen and thought it would be get better as most things on the body get better that way. Woke up with a huge boil looking thing under my eye, encrusted with gunk.

Things that have helped it a lot:

1. Get a hand towel or handkerchief and a small pan. Get the water very hot in the pan. I add some salt to the water, since that should help the wound. I then keep a warm, wet towel on my eye for 10-15 mins. I also put a black tea bag in a cup and put that on my eye for a few minutes. Feels much better. ***important, Staph infections, which are the kind with styes, can infect other things so each time you use a towel, a pillow case, a handerchief, put that into the washing machine with bleach. You do not want to cross infect or reinfect anything. *****

2. Baby shampoo really works to clean the eye out of all that shit that builds up. When the eye ducts aren't working right then oil and weird eye shit builds up, plus the eye is tearing more than usual. Wash that shit out several times a day.

3. Oral antibiotics and antibiotic eye drops are your friend. DAY ONE, go to the doctor and get medicated up asap. Don't let this shit run away on you, period.

4. Things that are said to be helpful: turmeric, apple cider vinegar. Both are anti-inflammatories and your eye will be inflamed.

5. I have prescription sunglasses thankfully so I wear them almost all day except at night when its too dark in my apartment. Otherwise just block out the sun, chill out. Indoors, outdoors, wherever.

Right now Im at day 4-5 and its still damn shitty. I didn't get to it in time so it got bad in a couple days. Now in 2 days I will go back and if not getting better maybe the doctor will lance it. DO NOT break the stye yourself, that bacteria can get into your blood and blind you or other terrible things. Let medical professionals do things like that.
 

griffinmill

Pelican
Has anyone on this forum ever had a Chalazion?

It's a type of stye that hardens and is very tough to get rid of.

I've had one now on my upper left eyelid for six months and it's been steadily growing. It's the biggest and most sore it's ever been. I have been referred for the operation to have it removed as hot compresses were tiresome and only seemed to be making it look more inflamed.

I had been wearing disposable contact lenses but not anymore. I also suspect the chalazion is caused by dry eyes from too much computer use.

It's been getting me down as it looks gross and I'm not really able to date or go on vacation. My life is on hold waiting to get rid of this damn thing.
 

ball dont lie

Kingfisher
Gold Member
Yes my post above was a chalazion. Terrible shit.

I had recurring chalazion from bad dry eye, which was mgd. Meibomian gland dysfunction.

I had one upper chalazion removed. They inverted my upper lid and sliced into it. Pussed out for several days. Nasty. Healed well.

I had one lower near my nose, inner area. That had to be incised from the outside.

Have you been treating that with Azithromycin. Get the strongest dose of azithromycin you can and take it for 2-3 weeks. They will go away.

Its an infected meibomian gland. That infection needs to be killed so antibiotics help.

The problem is of course, why did it start.

You need to see a dry eye doctor asap and get a lipiview or something like it, to view your meibomian glands. If they are getting infected and inflamed something is wrong, potentially very seriously wrong.

Incision does work but antibiotics are necessary. More necessary is seeinf a specislist that has an Oculus meibography or a Lipiview to see what is going on with your meibomian glands.

One thing to start asap is hypocholoric acid spray on the eyelids everyday to kill bacteria.

I will write more later. Take care and start azithromycin antibiotics tomorrow and see a det eye specialist.
 

griffinmill

Pelican
Yes my post above was a chalazion. Terrible shit.

I had recurring chalazion from bad dry eye, which was mgd. Meibomian gland dysfunction.

I had one upper chalazion removed. They inverted my upper lid and sliced into it. Pussed out for several days. Nasty. Healed well.

I had one lower near my nose, inner area. That had to be incised from the outside.

Have you been treating that with Azithromycin. Get the strongest dose of azithromycin you can and take it for 2-3 weeks. They will go away.

Its an infected meibomian gland. That infection needs to be killed so antibiotics help.

The problem is of course, why did it start.

You need to see a dry eye doctor asap and get a lipiview or something like it, to view your meibomian glands. If they are getting infected and inflamed something is wrong, potentially very seriously wrong.

Incision does work but antibiotics are necessary. More necessary is seeinf a specislist that has an Oculus meibography or a Lipiview to see what is going on with your meibomian glands.

One thing to start asap is hypocholoric acid spray on the eyelids everyday to kill bacteria.

I will write more later. Take care and start azithromycin antibiotics tomorrow and see a det eye specialist.

I'm on a strong dose of antibiotics right now and waiting for the procedure which I'm told is happening next month.

Problem is I have yet to see an eye doctor. Just a GP. The waiting lists to see an eye professional are long. I've been battling with this now for 6 months but it's been really bad for 3 months. I'm very frustrated.
 
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