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    What causes boils inside eyes?

Have very very tinal small white boil inside my eye causing irritation and running eyes mornings i feel the fluid in my eyes are a little sticky please recommend a eye drop or ointment, am feeling constant irritation inside my eye and feel like rubbing it but refraining from doing so.

Thank in advance for the guidance
Fri, 2 May 2014
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello
It seems from the history that you are having a boil inside the eye. The boil is caused by infection of the gland of the eyelids. The boil is caused as hordeolum
The treatment of the condition is by use of antibiotic eye drops and anti-inflammatory drugs. Applying hot compression provides symptomatic relief.
The recurrence of boils is seen in conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, uncorrected refractive error, exposure to dust and repeated rubbing of the eyes.
If you are having any of the predisposing factors that needs to be attended.

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