Good morning, I would like to ask two questions. On the one hand: can taking ibuprofen make dry eye worse in any way (meibomian or tear glands)? I always take it during menstruation period, but I wonder if it can harm me or ...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 01/12/2020 10:47
Hello and thank you for sending us your ophthalmology consultation. In response to your query, at the moment there is no proven evidence that ibuprofen affects dry eye. Regarding your question about Thermaeye, as a general rule there are 3 sessions, but after the first diagnostic visit, having collected all the information in each case, is when (Read more)
I put topical alcoderm ointment in my eye and my eyelid fell off. The ointment contains gentamicin betamethazone idohydroxychloroquine. What can I do? Is it dangerous? Thanks a lot.
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 26/11/2020 18:12
Dear, In response to your question, it may be a trivial irritation or a keratitis, you should not be alarmed, but given the chemical components of the product, I suggest you visit your trusted ophthalmologist. If you do not have one, we urge you to go to our center where we have the professionals (Read more)
Good morning, My 9-year-old daughter has been suffering from what we believe to be allergic conjunctivitis for some time (so diagnosed by an ophthalmologist). It always happens from spring to the end of summer, the rest of the year nothing. What seems very strange to us ...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 26/11/2020 18:07
Dear Borja, In response to your question, I can tell you that obstructions of the lacrimal duct in children are more frequent of the congenital type that manifest in the first months of life and they can be resolved spontaneously or need a surgical procedure if necessary. . In the case of your girl (Read more)
I have had recurring internal styes, and when the infection is cleared with antibiotics, a chalazion remains. I wonder: Can the ThermaEye treatment be done if you have a (relatively small) chalazion? I've read that pulsed light can help...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 18/11/2020 19:04
Hello and thank you for sending us your comment, IPL treatment with Thermaeye Plus can be performed in patients with active styes or with chalacion resulting from the encystment of the stye. In fact, one of the indications for Thermaeye Plus is a stye, since it is an inflammatory-infectious process of the glands of (Read more)
Asked 2 years ago by Anagomez
Hello! Four months ago I had surgery for a chalazion in my right eye and I have a small lump. I have never had a smooth eyelid, which did happen to me when I had another chalazion operated on in my left eye. The ophthalmologist tells me that...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 27/11/2020 09:42
Dear Ana Gomez, In response to your concern, after chalazion surgery there may be a slight 'lump' in the area, which will disappear over time as explained by your ophthalmologist, it will depend in part on how large the chalazion was before intervention or previous evolution time, since for (Read more)
Asked 2 years ago by Alberto117
I am 23 years old and I use the mobile phone a lot. Before, I could say that I had excellent vision, but since a year ago I have noticed a certain deterioration in my vision, for example, I can no longer see television clearly or recognize faces at a long distance...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 27/11/2020 09:36
Hello and thank you for sending us your question to our ophthalmology forum. In response to your query, I can tell you that the abuse of mobile phones or computers can lead to fatigue or visual fatigue. The ideal would be to schedule a visit with your trusted ophthalmologist to assess through eye tests if what you need are (Read more)
I have had a feeling of grit in my eyes for a month, but this only happens when I sleep. In the morning the right eye is extremely red and the sensation is bothersome and painful. I went to see an ophthalmologist and first they sent me dexamethasone,...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 01/12/2020 10:54
Hello and thank you for sending us your question about ophthalmology. In response to your query, the sensation of grit, preferably at night, could correspond to a sign of dry eyes. We recommend that you consult with a specialist in ocular surface and dry eye because of the history that he reports, since, in some patients, it is necessary to go (Read more)
44817 Sun allergy on the eyes
Good morning 🌞 A year ago I sunburned my eyes because I didn't wear sunglasses. After going to a visit with the doctor, he prescribed some drops that helped me very quickly and I did not have any problems, until the summer came. Every time I pass...
Diana 17/06/2020 22:01
Thank you very much for the advice!
Hello, I have blepharitis and I had a chalazion in the eye two days ago (I already had one in the other eye years ago, which fortunately did not come out again). The ophthalmologist has told me to live a normal life (he has only given me an anti-inflammatory ointment ...
Anagomez 30/05/2020 01:14
Thank you very much for your reply! Cheers!
Good morning, I have undergone the pulsed light treatment for blepharitis and it has been great. My question is, once the 3-session treatment has been completed and a year has passed without symptoms, if I wanted to resume the maintenance treatment, how many...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 11/05/2020 18:33
Dear Maria, We are glad to know that you trusted us to improve your blepharitis problem and that, with the IPL Thermaeye Plus pulsed light treatment that we performed, you have noticed an improvement in the discomfort. Yours is a frequent question that patients ask us in consultations. Certainly, after some time it is advisable to carry out (Read more)
43027 Pulsed Light Treatment
Good morning, I have undergone the pulsed light treatment to treat blepharitis and it is working great for me. My question is, once the 3 treatment sessions have been completed, how many sessions are necessary for maintenance in the event that...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 12/05/2020 09:41
Hello and thank you for submitting your ophthalmology question to our forum. Blepharitis is a chronic disease so, in some cases, it can reappear over time. Its most frequent symptoms are the sensation of grit, burning, irritated eyes, itching, appearance of dandruff or scabs at the base of the eyelashes, among others... (Read more)
42883 Adverse effects
After many days with "stinging", sometimes I have felt like a "prick", photophobia, some mornings I wake up with a small whitish web and a little red eye (but after a while it goes away). First they tell me it's allergic conjunctivitis, and then...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 11/05/2020 10:34
Hello and thank you for submitting your question about ophthalmology to our forum. The symptoms that you refer, indeed, seem like typical symptoms of dry eye and blepharitis, which, as you clarify, is a chronic process. The treatments that are given in these cases are symptomatic treatments, to relieve symptoms. Among them we can prescribe something more innocuous like artificial tear (Read more)
42882 IPL laser
If this laser is applied only below the lower eyelids and must act only a few millimeters into the skin. I understand that its action is only superficial, that it has no action on what is covered by the protective glasses...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 11/05/2020 10:29
Hello and thank you for submitting your ophthalmology question to our forum. The question is absolutely logical and I asked myself this the first time. We currently know that the action of the IPL (Intensive Pulsed Light) is not so much on the surface as in depth and is not limited to the contact area of the piece. (Read more)
I understand that vasoconstrictors are not recommended at all, and even less so if you have dry eyes. Other adverse effects include neurotoxicity and dry eye. It would never occur to me to buy those that are sold in pharmacies without a prescription. However...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 11/05/2020 10:22
Hello and thank you for submitting your question about ophthalmology to our forum. Vasoconstrictors have multiple uses in ophthalmology but it is not recommended to use them routinely, basically because they have a "rebound" effect, that is, if you apply them to whiten your eyes, when their effect ends, a vasodilation appears that causes a more (Read more)
Asked 2 years ago by save
For a possible corneal erosion that would improve in a few days, they send me an ointment. At first fine, but then I had discomfort such as stinging, burning or itching and dryness. So new treatments followed, always prescribed by an ophthalmol...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 06/05/2020 18:44
Hello and thank you for submitting your question to our ophthalmology forum. It is true that hypersensitivity or intolerance to certain medications may occur, but when they are withdrawn, the ocular surface can regenerate again. In your case, the picture you refer to requires an ophthalmological review in greater detail to be able to assess it. We recommend you (Read more)
42886 Contact lenses
I have read that contact lenses numb the cornea, which produces dry eye. They can also produce corneal edema, photophobia, keratitis, ... Do these pathologies remit when you stop using contact lenses or are they irreversible? Besides, his...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 06/05/2020 18:29
Hello and thank you for submitting your question about ophthalmology to our forum. It must be taken into account that contact lenses are still a foreign body in contact mainly with the cornea, therefore it can promote erosions, corneal ulcers, etc. Also, as a chronic effect, the continued support of the lens (Read more)
Contact lenses accumulate, over the hours in our eyes, lipid deposits, dirt from the air,... These are in permanent contact with the cornea and the eyelids. What usually causes this? What is the relationship between the color lenses...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 06/05/2020 18:14
Hello and thank you for submitting your question to our ophthalmology forum. The use of contact lenses under good control with the contactologist does not have to give any kind of problem. The continued use of contact lenses and the abuse in predisposed people can cause papillary conjunctivitis and intolerance to use (Read more)
42611 granite on eyelid
Asked 2 years ago by firemania
For over a month I have had a pimple on my eyelid. It's very small and it hardly hurts but it doesn't go away. I attached a photo, could you help me? Thank you
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 06/05/2020 18:04
Hello and thank you for submitting your question to the ophthalmology forum. From the appearance of the photo it looks like a retention cyst, the good news is that it does not become malignant, although it can grow. To eliminate it, an exeresis of the cyst can be performed. It is a simple and outpatient surgery. In any case, it should not be emptied because if (Read more)
Hello good day. I have come across this forum on ophthalmology and I would like to ask something basic. What are the reasons why I can get conjunctivitis? Is it related to the strength of my immune system? Can it be prevented? Many G...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 23/04/2020 11:19
Hello and thank you for sending us your question about ophthalmology. The causes for which you can get conjunctivitis are varied, as are the different types of conjunctivitis. We can find different causes in the different types of conjunctivitis, such as allergy, irritant, infectious both of viral and bacterial origin. Generally the (Read more)
Asked 2 years ago by SergioGordilloQ
Hello, I have had an anomaly on the stairs and I would like to share it with you because it worries me a lot. In the right eye, in the area closest to the nose, in the obituary I have had redness due to a size anomaly...
Área Oftalmológica Avanzada 20/04/2020 11:48
Dear Sergio, From what you explain, it seems that it is a benign lesion, what we know as Pinguecula. They are accumulations of fat and inflammatory cells. They have a tendency to inflammation and therefore may appear more reddish in color, depending on the day. It must be controlled by an ophthalmologist and it becomes larger or (Read more)