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Is laser eye surgery safe for a meibomitis patient? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   good afternoon sir
User :   i am suffering from meibities in eyelids
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when
User :   past 1 year]
User :   is it for excessive computer works?
User :   and how can i get rid of it?
Doctor :   sure u can
User :   but how?
User :   it is on my left eye lid
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u see any doctor for the same
User :   yes, i consulted
User :   he suggested me to hot compress the eyelid
User :   and also prescribed one ointment
Doctor :   ok
User :   what do you suggest sir/madam?
Doctor :   Meibomian gland dysfunction (meibomitis) is a very common cause of eye irritation and redness
Doctor :   Meibomian gland dysfunction can be controlled but not cured.
Doctor :   r u there
Doctor :   The mainstay of treatment is to give systemic antibiotics - tetracyclines or doxycycline -for about 6 weeks and then to taper the dose down slowly
User :   ok
Doctor :   r u there
User :   and sometimes the irritation persists
Doctor :   yep i know
Doctor :   ok
User :   but should it not be fully cured? my left eye looks slightly small than the other
Doctor :   warm compresses and scrubbing the eyelid margin with a gentle shampoo (diluted Jo baby shampoo) to remove the oily secretions will reduce the burning sensation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You may also need preservative free artificial tears or a brief course of steroid eyedrops
Doctor :   In general antibiotic eyedrops are not needed because the underlying problem is inflammation - not infection.
Doctor :   Talk to your ophthalmologist about this treatment.It is important to differentiate Meibomian gland dysfunction from seborrheic blepharitis
User :   ok, i use the eye drop refresh liquigel
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so anything else u want to know about
User :   yaa one thing i want to know
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   is there any need for operation?
Doctor :   no
User :   ok.......another question i have
User :   i have -8 and -6.5 power in my eyes
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it needed to make any laser treatment?
Doctor :   no laser therapy
Doctor :   its not indicated
Doctor :   meibomitis is a potential contraindication for all cornea based refractive surgery procedures, especially Lasik and All-Laser Lasik, but a patient with meibomitis may be an appropriate refractive surgery candidate if the problem is manageable and treated.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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