Posted by Sally
on October 06, 1999 at 21:23:09:
In Reply to: Re: EYE LID RASH posted by shelle on September 27, 1999 at 17:27:40:
: : Has anyone else noticed this problem in relation to computer use? This has been happening to me for the past 5 years or so. I always thought it was computer related (better than 50% of my day is in front of a computer). At one time my eyes would get so red and swollen that I couldn't see (moisturizers only irritate it more), then the swelling would go down and the dry itchy patches would appear. I saw 4 or 5
: : doctors before I found one that could help, but then maybe it was just time for the problem to go away anyway. About the same time, my job changed and I wasn't using the computer so intently in my new position. Now its back (just when I started the intense computer usage again).
: My son has the condition you are talking about,I can't remember the name I think it begins with
: blasto------. Anyway the eye doctor recomended
: scrubbing the eye lid gently each morning and night with a drop of tearless baby shampoo on a washcloth. She gave him an ointment to use but told me he could just use some antibiotic ointment when that ran out.
: She says it is like having dandruff of the eyelashes and that he would always have it but that it might come and go.
: Good Luck
You're talking about blepharitis - and no, it's not that, and its not conjunctivitis. There are times when only the eyelid is irritated and not the edge, and I don't see any flaking on the edge. This only seems to appear when I have changed workstations and am working continuously at the computer. It does not always happen at every computer, so I related it to the monitor. It does not happen when I'm not working continuously for long hours. The irritation is mostly on the center of the eyelid, only going to the edge when it becomes worse.