When we were working through her symptoms, a recent patient of mine came up with this perfect description for the way her eyelids felt... Gritchy.
Both gritty and itchy are symptoms of ocular issues but when combined on the lids then cause is almost always Blepharitis. There are many types of blepharitis but the hallmarks or all are:
- debris on lids/lashes especially in the morning
- a feeling like something in the eye much of the time
- bumps or redness at lid margin
- itching at edge of lid
- minor chronic eye redness or tearing
If you have this collection of even mild symptoms/signs, speak to your eye care professional and learn more about blepharitis from mEYEspa blepharitis eye guide
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A recent patient of mine came up with this perfect description for the way her eyelids felt... Gritchy.
What did she mean and what causes this?
I wonder if this eye drop is still ok?
Scenario: you dig an eye drop bottle from deep in your travel bag. Expiration date on the worn label is next month .. is this drop still ok to put in your eye?
Do you blink to clear?
I suggest that clinically I see many patients mis-attribute transient screen blur to their glasses. This is most likely dry eye and counseling on drop use is usually met with some skepticism!