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Can hot compresses damage your vision?

I have chalzions on my eyelid. My eye doctor recommended me to put hot compresses for 15-20 minutes, 4 times a day as hot as I can tolerate.  Sometimes, I have done 25-30 minutes, twice a day.  I notice that one of my eyes is blurry at times.  Can hot compressess that are too hot damage my vision?
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Why don't we rephrase it "warm compresses."  If it is so hot that you are worried that it might hurt your eyes, then you should use a little lower temperature.  It is not going to make that big of a difference regarding your improvement in the chalazion.  I suppose if you used compresses that were too, too hot you could give yourself 1st degree burns to the skin.  That would be the main concern.

Michael Kutryb, MD
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