Eye Care Community
Blepharitis
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to eye care, cataracts, glaucoma, retinal detachment, eye infections, misaligned eyes, intra-ocular implants, refractive surgery (LASIK and CK), glasses, contact lenses, amblyopia, eye injuries, dry eyes, ocular allergy, eye pain and discomfort, pediatric eye disorders, eyelid and tearduct surgery, poor eyesight, and eye surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Blepharitis

I was referred to a website addressing Blepharitis/dry eyes.  The people (not doctors) suggested that they got, not a cure for Blepharitis, but some relief from its symtoms (symptoms), by rubbing castor oil on their eye lids.  Some people even put castor oil into their eyes.  Is this really something that might help or would the castor oil do more damage than good?
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
No don't use castor oil. Use the search feature and archives to read about control of blepharitis, which is a chronic condition. Cardinal features are freqquent cleaning of lids with medicated lid cleaner available without prescription (occusoft foam eyelid cleaner or TheraTears SteriLip foam eyelid cleaner) and if big problem a very good new antibiotic drop called Azasite.

JCH MD
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
As usual, glad I asked.  Thanks.  
Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
-
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
flossy93
CA
1932338_tn?1349223998
Blank
Luvtoski
Seattle
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
KayakerNC
NC