Eye Care Expert Forum
Watery, burning eyes in A.M.
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Watery, burning eyes in A.M.

Often after I rise in the morning my eyes burn and water.  Wiping them with a tissue does a good job of relieving the discomfort, and I'm generally good for the rest of the day.

My concern is that I'm going to have cataract surgery this coming Wednesday, and I know that rubbing the eyes afterward is a bad idea.  I'm hoping for suggestions as to how best to relieve the discomfort and not compromise the incisions by rubbing my eyes.
Related Discussions
  • Burned Out. (1 replies):
    A few days ago I was lighting this candle out side, but ...[more]
  • Eye problem/allergies? (1 replies):
    My 8 year old daughter has had a crusted/flaky problem w...[more]
  • Eye (1 replies):
    When I saw the eye Dr. he checked my eyes and found bact...[more]
  • swollen eye lid (1 replies):
    I consulted an family MD for my swollen eye lid he said ...[more]
  • cholazion (3 replies):
    My husband has been told he has a cholazion on his eyeli...[more]
1573381_tn?1296151159
From now till the surgery, you should place a warm compress (could be a hot pack rapped in a wet towel or anything else really warm that won't burn your eyelids) on your eyelids for 5-10 minutes every night followed by scrubbing of your eyelashes with warm water and a Q-tip (this is meant to decrease the amount of bacteria on your eyelashes before the surgery).  After this, you should place lubricating gel or ointment (meant for dry eyes) before you go to bed.  This should make your symptoms better within 2 days.  If not, tell your doctor immediately as these symptoms may get worse after cataract surgery and if you have too much bacteria on your eyelashes you could be at increased risk for an infection after surgery.

HV
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks, Doctor.  My ophthalmologist prescribed Vigamox and Nevenac 4 times per day beginning 2 days before the surgery,  Being a antibiotic, I hope the Vigamox helps with the bacteria count as well.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
233488_tn?1310696703
John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Discover Vision Centers of Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
2078052_tn?1331936700
Doreen Fazio, M.D.Blank
Amerisight Institute and Valley Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1731421_tn?1358826971
Timothy D McGarity, M.D.Blank
Timothy D. McGarity, M.D. P.C.
Columbia, MO
711220_tn?1251894727
Ray T Oyakawa, MDBlank
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
1573381_tn?1296151159
Houman Vosoghi, MDBlank
Valley Eye Center/Darin Eye Center
Van Nuys, CA
1991824_tn?1331936603
William Goldstein, MDBlank
William S. Goldstein, MD
Shelby Township, MI
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank