This is often reported by patients with one or more of the following:
- Prior history of chalazia, hordeolae, or ‘styes’
- Acne rosacea
- Ocular rosacea
- Acne vulgaris
- Meibomianitis, often with generally ‘oily skin’.
Commonly the cause is an early or non-organized chalazion.
- Hot packs 4-5x daily for two weeks
- Meibomian gland expression in the practice and/or, at home
- Lid scrubs.
If these are unsuccessful then referral to a medical practitioner as oral tetracyclines or steroid injections (into the lid) are clinically warranted.
If you want to use the photo it would also be good to check with the artist beforehand in case it is subject to copyright. Best wishes. Aaren Reggis Sela
Thank you for your advice. My oversight. I will do this in the future.