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Old 02-01-2020, 10:42 AM
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I was not familiar with this eye condition so I looked it up. I hope you will not think I am being intrusive, but just in case you have not seen the info I found, I have attached the link here. This site All About Vision can be helpful to those who are not in the medical field but want to learn more about what they are dealing with.

While I was looking for the information, I saw a list of other publications for the profession of ophthalmology. I did not read those articles -- just the titles. But I did notice that the author of one of those publications is a corneal specialist who practices in my home city. Although I realize that does not help you to find a doc in TV, the reason I am even mentioning this part is that you might need to find the corneal specialty within the field of ophthalmologists.

If there is not a corneal specialist in TV, a general ophthalmologist might be able to refer you. If you have no luck, you might want to check with Shands or some other place where there is wider access to specialties.

From my short read this morning, it looks like there is lots of hope for successful treatment. I wish you well.

Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD): The cause of your dry eyes?
Thank you for this reference! I've had dry eye for years and increased after cataract surgery. Dr. stated I now have blephitis. Warm compresses, wash eyelids with J&J baby shampoo. I have to take eye drops preservative free multiple times 5- 8 times a day
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Normally I might agree with you, but you may be proceeding from a false assumption, and a common one: If it's on the internet IT MUST BE TRUE. I would be very cautious about assuming I was getting "facts" and "information" from the internet, especially medical sites. It may be true that other sites on specific areas have poor information as well, but I don't have the expertise in those areas to judge. My only point was that internet medical sites have tons of false and misleading information, so always consult a professional. Sadly, even the sites that give you a "list of questions" to ask can be way off the mark.

No "false assumption" here.

Nowhere did I see it stated (or even implied), nor would I personally ever even suggest, that someone diagnose themselves...based on what they read from the interwebz.
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:47 AM
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No "false assumption" here.

Nowhere did I see it stated, nor would I ever even suggest, that someone diagnose themselves...based on what they read from the interwebz.
Nothing to do with self diagnosis, that's a whole different kettle of fish. Most of the time I can't diagnose someone over the phone, and I was acknowledged by my peers as being an exceptional diagnostician (No, not being arrogant) My point was only that much of the "information" is pretty bad, and it is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. (Sorry about the colloquialisms)
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Who has mebomian gland and dry eye issues? Who is your doctor? Thanks.
I get these occasionally and they are quite a pain to deal with. You just use lid scrubs (over the counter) and this is the main thing - use very warm compresses like a warm clean wash cloth on your eyelids(s) and do this as many times a day as you can. If you do this it will go away after about a week. Then to make sure you don't get it again I use a warm wet compress every single day for about 1 minute. I have not had one in quite a while now. You don't need a retinal doctor for this. Any eye doctor should know about this. I use Dr. Gooch and Dr. Ireland at St. Lukes. I did use Jodie Armstrong in the past with Ocala and she is good too.
I hope this helps you.

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I get these occasionally and they are quite a pain to deal with. You just use lid scrubs (over the counter) and this is the main thing - use very warm compresses like a warm clean wash cloth on your eyelids(s) and do this as many times a day as you can. If you do this it will go away after about a week. Then to make sure you don't get it again I use a warm wet compress every single day for about 1 minute. I have not had one in quite a while now. You don't need a retinal doctor for this. Any eye doctor should know about this. I use Dr. Gooch and Dr. Ireland at St. Lukes. I did use Jodie Armstrong in the past with Ocala and she is good too.
I hope this helps you.
Apples and oranges. You have given a very good explanation for the treatment of Meibomianitis, an INFECTION of the Meibomian glands. I think the OP was referring to keratoconjunctivitis sicca or Meibomian gland dysfunction, aka dry eyes. The person with autoimmune etiology to his dry eyes was probably referring to Sjogren's syndrome. Sometimes it gets complicated.
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Apples and oranges. You have given a very good explanation for the treatment of Meibomianitis, an INFECTION of the Meibomian glands. I think the OP was referring to keratoconjunctivitis sicca or Meibomian gland dysfunction, aka dry eyes. The person with autoimmune etiology to his dry eyes was probably referring to Sjogren's syndrome. Sometimes it gets complicated.
I appreciate your feedback. Mine was the eyelid gland was plugged up and caused a swelling of the eyelid. Not an actual infection but a plugged up gland. Some people think this is a sty because it looks like it but it is not. After using the warm compresses it dissipates and sometimes the waxy substance from the swelling will come out. You can actually see it - looks like a small thin plug coming out of the eyelid.
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I appreciate your feedback. Mine was the eyelid gland was plugged up and caused a swelling of the eyelid. Not an actual infection but a plugged up gland. Some people think this is a sty because it looks like it but it is not. After using the warm compresses it dissipates and sometimes the waxy substance from the swelling will come out. You can actually see it - looks like a small thin plug coming out of the eyelid.
You are 110% correct
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I get these occasionally and they are quite a pain to deal with. You just use lid scrubs (over the counter) and this is the main thing - use very warm compresses like a warm clean wash cloth on your eyelids(s) and do this as many times a day as you can. If you do this it will go away after about a week. Then to make sure you don't get it again I use a warm wet compress every single day for about 1 minute. I have not had one in quite a while now. You don't need a retinal doctor for this. Any eye doctor should know about this. I use Dr. Gooch and Dr. Ireland at St. Lukes. I did use Jodie Armstrong in the past with Ocala and she is good too.
I hope this helps you.
Dr. Gooch is not seeing patients right now, and Dr. Ireland, I believe, is specializing.


I had dry eye which was mis-diagnosed and mistreated by an eye doctor in TV (now retired) to the point that I got eye infection in both eyes. Called my cataract doctor in Michigan, who diagnosed the problem immediately and put plugs in my tear ducts--upper, I believe. That corrected the problem. They do fall out every once in a while and need to be replaced.
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I get these occasionally and they are quite a pain to deal with. You just use lid scrubs (over the counter) and this is the main thing - use very warm compresses like a warm clean wash cloth on your eyelids(s) and do this as many times a day as you can. If you do this it will go away after about a week. Then to make sure you don't get it again I use a warm wet compress every single day for about 1 minute. I have not had one in quite a while now. You don't need a retinal doctor for this. Any eye doctor should know about this. I use Dr. Gooch and Dr. Ireland at St. Lukes. I did use Jodie Armstrong in the past with Ocala and she is good too.
I hope this helps you.
I had the very same condition and I thought I had a sty, an infection. It was exactly as you described. Now I am careful to wash my eye area with soap and rinse it well every day. It took three weeks before the "bump" in the middle of my eyelid went away. I don't know whether it is age related. sigh. I am hearing that phrase a lot these days. sigh.
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Old 02-02-2020, 09:38 AM
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Dr. Steven Maskin,Dry Eye and Cornea Treatment Center of Tampa Florida. He is located in Tampa. Be aware that some of his procedures are out of pocket, not covered by Medicare.
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