Does anyone on here find that cold compresses actually exacerbate their eyes and or/eyelid swelling?
I've had terrible eyelid swelling for the past few months, and although cold compresses do seem to help initially in reducing swelling a bit, I find that the swelling does not continue to go down as much the rest of the day (as it would do ordinarily)...and on some occasions my eyes feel more sore and dry.
Is this possible? I wonder what could be going on.
By the way I think UK doctors have no idea! A few days ago, I had another appointment with one of the top external eye disease doctors in Moorfields. I've been so unhappy about my bags and eyelid swelling (which make me look awful and feel miserable) and really wanted them to help me with that.
First the consultant said that blepharitis doesn't usually cause periorbital edema (eyelid swelling to you and me). How can that be true? There are many people on this forum who report it. And they didn't really have anything they could suggest I do. Yes I've been given lubricating eye drops and antibiotics, but no-one seems to think much beyond that.
When I told them I have posterior blepharitis/MGD caused by ocular rosacea and that heat really exacerbates my eyelids, they seemed very surprised by that. Cold compresss have never once been suggested. Essentially they don't even seem to recognise that I have ocular rosacea, despite the fact that my face was looking pretty red, and I have loads of veins on my eyelids and in my eyes, and my eyelid rims are red and inflammed.
It's the same with rosacea here though - not many doctors know that much about it.
Anyway, rant over....if anyone has any thoughts about cold compresses actually not helping but hindering I'd be very grateful