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    Hi,

    I have ongoing inflammation of my lower lids below the lash line. Every time I try to have it addressed I'm given drops to put IN my eyes. The listed side effects of the drops scare me and I worry they will make things worse. Some of them contained potentially harmful preservatives too. Does anyone know if there is a topical cream I could use on just my eyelids, one that is not a steroid and doesn't contain dangerous preservatives? And would I have to see a dermatologist for that? Any help greatly appreciated!

  • #2
    Anyone with any advice?

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    • #3
      I was prescribed an antibiotic cream called Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment following a procedure on my eyes. It is preservative free and I have used it at times on my eyelids. I would not put it my eyes now as it is too old but I am not afraid to put it externally. It seems to do the trick. If I need an antibiotic drop I use Vigamox as it is also non preserved.

      Erythromycin Ophthalmic Ointment, USP, compare to N/A : Akorn - Sterile Ophthalmics ... Description: 0.5% Sterile Ophthalmic Ointment ... Preservative: None;

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      • #4
        Thanks very much farmgirl, I was beginning to think there might not be a solution.

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        • #5
          farmgirl (or anyone else who knows the answer), do you know if optometrists are able to write for that topical script? Or did you get it off a doctor or ophthalmologist?

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          • #6
            Yes, Erythromycin is something most ODs can prescribe. Which country are you in? Depending on the country, you might have better options. i.e., Topical Azithromycin (Azyter) is really good, but only available in EU and select Asian countries.

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            • #7
              I'm in Canada, so I guess that means Azyter is out?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by How View Post
                I'm in Canada, so I guess that means Azyter is out?
                Canada, you should get on Xiidra AND Restasis. Depending on which city you are in, you also have access to IPL which I highly recommend to give a try.

                Here is a list of resources/doctors across Canada: http://dryeyetoronto.com/dry-eye-specialists.html

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                • #9
                  Have you tried hypochlorous acid cleaner like avenova?

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