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Prolonged watering eyes, soreness, redness, cuts over eyelids. What is causing the scabs?

Hi doc, i have had watering eyes for over 6 months now and octors dont seem to know what it is, they suspect it is blocked tear ducts however the watering is getting worse, my eyes are now sore, red and watering all the time and i have scabs and cuts all over the tops of my eye lids...any idea what is causing the scabs or what i can do? T
Asked On : Sun, 11 Nov 2012
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It appears that you are suffering from allergic conjunctivitis with super-added bacterial infection in your eyes. The watering in the eyes flowing on to the eye lids is causing scabs and cracks. You are required to clean your eyes with boiled & cooled warm water after washing your hands thoroughly with soap. You should use some anti-biotic drops 4-6 times a day in both eyes and a steroid ointment at bed time in the eyes and lids.

Infection should get controlled in 5-7 days and subsequently allergic conjunctivitis can be taken care of by using steroid drops.

Answered: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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