Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Having sore eyes. Using Vaseline. Swollen and crusty eyelids. How to get cured?

I have h ad very sore eyes for several weeks, they weep and make the inner corners and outer corners sore, I put vaseline on them every night, as sometimes they are crusty when I wake up, also the lids swell up making my lids overhang my eyes I wear glasses all the time. If I dont put the vaseline on they are veery dry in the mornings I am 69 Ii had a piece taken off my thyroid ten years ago becasue of a lump which was not a malignant lump. Otherwise reasonably well.
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  572
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
avoid using vaseline that r not meant for eyes..u may use artificial tears/genteal eye drops and ointments at the same time get yr eyes checked for the proper yr age many other things may be there coincidently because of old age..its always better to rule out....get yr glasses checked atleast once in a year..throid profile test is also needed from time to time..for its levels..
keep in touch..u will be fine soon..wish u all the best..
Answered: Mon, 16 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor