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Which eye problems can a warm compress treat?

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  • Dry eye
  • Pinkeye (conjunctivitis)
  • Stye or chalazion
  • Swollen eyelid (blepharitis)
  • Muscle spasms or pain

It may or may not help other eye issues. Your doctor will tell you if you should use one.

From: Could a Warm Compress Help My Eyes? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Dry eye syndrome.”

UpToDate: “Blepharitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Blepharitis treatment,” “Chalazia and Stye Treatment,” “Epsom Salts for Chalazion,” “Quick Home Remedies for Pink Eye,” “What Are Chalazia and Styes?” “Warm Compress on Eye with Sclerosis, Scleritis.” “Warm Tea Bag Compress,” “What Is Blepharitis?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses for Pain.”

Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation: “Patient Education Sheet: Simple Solutions for Dry Eye.”

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: “Chemical Injury to the Eye.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Health Service: “Dry eye syndrome.”

UpToDate: “Blepharitis.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Blepharitis treatment,” “Chalazia and Stye Treatment,” “Epsom Salts for Chalazion,” “Quick Home Remedies for Pink Eye,” “What Are Chalazia and Styes?” “Warm Compress on Eye with Sclerosis, Scleritis.” “Warm Tea Bag Compress,” “What Is Blepharitis?”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Ice Packs vs. Warm Compresses for Pain.”

Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation: “Patient Education Sheet: Simple Solutions for Dry Eye.”

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: “Chemical Injury to the Eye.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on January 11, 2018

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