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Burwood NSW 2134


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This is a common condition that affects the lid margins.  It is often responsible for the gritty sore feeling in the eye.  Sometimes it feels like there is sand in the eye.  It also causes dry eyes.


This condition is best controlled by lid cleaning, lubricating drops and sometimes doxycycline antibiotics. For lid cleaning, a cup of clean water and a few drops of baby shampoo is required. Using a cotton bud dipped in this solution the eye lid margin is cleaned.  Only the lid margin and neither inside nor outside surface of the eyelid need be cleaned.  It is recommended to be carried out twice a day for a few weeks to notice any effects.  The role of lubricating drops and doxycycline is descried in the dry eye section.