Posted - February 24, 2022

Dry Eyes / Blepharitis Instructions

dry eyes treatment

Lid Scrubs (1-2 times per day) (can be performed while in the shower)

  • Use a warm washcloth with baby shampoo or store-bought OCuSOFT (Lid Scrubs) to gently scrub both upper and lower eyelids for your daily lid hygiene.
  • This removes debris and opens up the oil glands along the eyelashes to prevent styes and improve dry eyes.

Warm Compresses (1-2 times per day as needed)

  • Place uncooked dry rice in a clean sock and tie it off (make it the size of a tennis ball) and microwave for 25-35 seconds until it is warm and use as a warm compress for 10-15 minutes on closed eyelids.
  • This will warm the oil glands of the lids and help with dry eye, eye irritation and styes.

Artificial Tears

** 1 drop in both eye(s) as needed for irritation, redness, dry eye discomfort.**

  • Over the Counter: Systane, Blink, Refresh, TheraTears
  • Sold at Checkout or Online: Oasis (individual vials) – Each vial has around 15-20 drops and can be recapped and used for 1-2 days.
  • Prescription Medications for Dry Eyes: Restasis / Xiidra / Cequa –1 drop in both eyes twice daily.

Medications and Ointments

  • Over the Counter: Systane Gel / Refresh PM ointment. Place thin strip of ointment into both eye(s) at night before bed.
  • Medication Ointments: Maxitrol (Neo-poly-dex) /Tobradex, / Erythromycin / – Apply thin strip nightly / 2-3 times daily for 10-14 days as needed.
  • Doxycycline oral antibiotics pills – 1 pill twice a day for 14 days.

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