Ophthalmology & Optometry/dry eye


I had dry eye and made a mistake not going to eye doctor but a optometratist.she examined my eye and was not at all helpful.she said when she squezzed my oil glands at bottom of eye a substance like tooth paste came out.she gave me no option bit anti-bodic called doxycycline for 30 days 200mg.i am extremely uncomfortable taking anti-botics for fear of c-diff.i cant take restasis eye drops because of kidney impairment and hypertension.i put warm compresses on eyes about 3 times a day and I have no pain or vision proclems.just dry eye.isnt there an anti-bacteria ointment I can put in my eyes instead of taking anti-bactiral pills with c-diff potentional thanks for your time

Hi Howard,

You seem to be having Meibomitis. This is a very common condition causing Dry Eye.

Doxycycline along with warm compress is the most effective solution for this condition.

How ever DOxyclyline doesn't suit everyone. If you are uncomfortable, you can discontinue and use hot fomentation with lid massage only.

I would however recommend you continue treatment or show someone else who is able to monitor your condition.


Dr Jay Goyal
Surya Eye Institute, Mumbai

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