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    Old 07-29-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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    Angry gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    I have meibomian cysts in both eyes and have been waking up with sticky pus-like gunk in my eyes-is this related to meibomian cysts? I am not sure what it is.

     
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    Old 07-29-2005, 05:51 PM   #2
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    If you think you have pus in your eyes, then you better go to the ophthalmologist ASAP. One of your cysts could have burst, or you could have an infection. Don't wait any longer.

     
    Old 07-29-2005, 06:10 PM   #3
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    Yes, it is due to the meibomian cysts becoming infected. You need to see an opthamologist asap.

    Doing very warm hot soaks 3 or 4 times a day will help keep the meibomian glands unclogged. A few drops of Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo works well. Use a cosmetic cotton pad (one for each eye) and scrub eyelids good, rinse good. You need to use moisturing eyedrops to keep eyes moist.

    You may have the condition called Blepharitis as well as the cysts.

    Be sure and keep hands off of eyes. If you need to touch eyes for any reason wash hands with soap and water real good (sing happy birthday twice while soaping hands). Always use a clean tissue to wipe eyes. Never use same tissue on both eyes. It is easy to transfer infection from one eye to the other.

    The only way to get eyes cleared up is to be diligent in eye hygiene. Take the time to do the soaks for 10 minutes each time.

     
    Old 07-30-2005, 06:33 AM   #4
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    what you do when the cyst is small and cant be cute and when hot compress dont work even after 1 month ?

     
    Old 07-30-2005, 10:57 AM   #5
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    How long do your do the hot compresses and how often?

    I use water as hot as my hands will stand using a folded washcloth (4 thickness), leave soppy wet, lean over sink with elbows resting on towel for 10 minutes. Rewet towel when it begins to cool. I also cup hands over towel and hold close to eyes.

    Doing this several times a day should work.

    Do you always use separate items for each eye to keep from transferring infection from one eye to the other?

    Do you use any kind of eye drops or antibiotic meds for the eyes to help clear infection?

    Sometimes it takes several months of diligent care to correct eye problems such as blepharitis, oil glands blocked, etc.

    You may need to see the doctor again for other ideas of how to speed up the healing process.

    Last edited by Misty800; 07-30-2005 at 10:59 AM.

     
    Old 07-30-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    i did it 1 time a day (mostly in the evening) i took a wash glove , apply hot water on it (very hot) then apply the glove in the eye for 1-2-3 mins (depending on when it become tepid) and do it again , until 10 mins done . Then i mass 1time the eyelid all over the base of the eyelashs (for oil going out something like that) and then put dacryoserum.
    i did it for 1 month

     
    Old 07-31-2005, 04:33 PM   #7
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    hey dont let me down for god sake

     
    Old 08-01-2005, 05:47 PM   #8
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    so , no more suggestion mrs marie

     
    Old 08-02-2005, 09:19 AM   #9
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    Jack94,
    Nope, not letting you down. You need to do the hot soaks 2 times a day followed with eyelid scrub using Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo solution and cosmetic cotton pads. Washcloths are usually too rough on sensitive eyes.

    ALWAYS use a clean fresh washcloth for eye soaks. ALWAYS use a fresh clean cosmetic cotton pad for each eye to keep from cross contaminating.

    Be sure and keep eyes moist with preservative free eye drops such as Refresh Plus, Refresh Celluvisc, Refresh PM at night. Dry eyes are more subject to infection.

    It took over a year to clear blepharitis/oil gland infection, so, why would you think 1 month would be sufficient? I don't understand. You are dealing with a stubborn eye problem and we have to be just as stubborn and have patience and willingness to continue our battle until the problem is gone.

    Yeah! I would love to have more free time and less bother, but, if I want to keep my vision I must trudge on, and on, and on.

    Good luck, you will win your battle, just takes time and sticking with the routine.

     
    Old 08-02-2005, 12:57 PM   #10
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    i have to agree w/ marie....it stubborn, but we just have to be more stubborn.
    but i understand how u feel. some days, i really really feel like ranting out about how unfair it is for me to get such an awful problem at such a young age. teen and twenties are supposed to be the prime years and i had to deal w/ such a problem that forbid me from contacts and made my eyes looks so horrible. but its life, and worse things could have happened. plus, i really think its improving so i have hope. and when i overcome it, i know i would have triumphed in something. also, a lot of other things that i would have been brought down by would seem small in comparison and therefore i think it'll let me have developed a more optimistic outlook on life. so i think we can only think of the good things and what good it may have brought. i know its hard, and believe me i don't always feel this way, but it keeps me going. they say things happen to you for a reason, so let's just believe that this happened to us for a good reason.
    and hey...i get to get lasik surgery b/c i can't wear contacts anymore, which all my friends are jealous of

    Last edited by Ladymoon; 08-02-2005 at 12:59 PM.

     
    Old 08-03-2005, 03:28 PM   #11
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

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    Originally Posted by Marie55
    Jack94,
    Nope, not letting you down. You need to do the hot soaks 2 times a day followed with eyelid scrub using Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo solution and cosmetic cotton pads. Washcloths are usually too rough on sensitive eyes.

    ALWAYS use a clean fresh washcloth for eye soaks. ALWAYS use a fresh clean cosmetic cotton pad for each eye to keep from cross contaminating.

    Be sure and keep eyes moist with preservative free eye drops such as Refresh Plus, Refresh Celluvisc, Refresh PM at night. Dry eyes are more subject to infection.

    It took over a year to clear blepharitis/oil gland infection, so, why would you think 1 month would be sufficient? I don't understand. You are dealing with a stubborn eye problem and we have to be just as stubborn and have patience and willingness to continue our battle until the problem is gone.

    Yeah! I would love to have more free time and less bother, but, if I want to keep my vision I must trudge on, and on, and on.

    Good luck, you will win your battle, just takes time and sticking with the routine.
    Thanks for the answer but......
    you and the oculoplastic surgeon i've seen are telling me opposite thing
    so may i ask u , how do you know all of that ?

    about ladymoon , i dont get what bother you ? esthetic prejudice ? or pain , dry eye etc ??

     
    Old 08-03-2005, 05:44 PM   #12
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    Jack94,
    What I have posted is from "experience", I have been down the road for a long time and finally have reaped the benefits of doing what I have posted. I see an opthamologist, a doctor specializing in eye care. I am not famaliar with an "oculoplastic surgeon". The word "surgeon" indicates to me he specializes in surgery of the eyes.

    Have you seen an "opthamologist"? One that specalizes in diseases of the eyes?

     
    Old 08-05-2005, 03:38 PM   #13
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    Re: gunky eyes-due to meibomian cysts?

    yes i've seen ophtalmos but they seems to be more specialised about vision problems than eyelids probs

     
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