How to clean the eyelids and eyelashes

How to clean the eyelids and eyelashes

1. Immerse a piece of clean wash cloth into warm water, wring it to remove its extra water, place it on the eyelids for 5 to 10 minutes so that the skin of the eyelid is softened and dandruff-like scales sticking to the eyelids are removed.

2. Massage the eyelids.  Do this slowly with the little finger swirling to remove extra discharge from the eyelid glands.

3. Clear your eyelids with a cotton swab.  It is better to moisten the cotton swab with diluted baby shampoo (about 3 to 4 drops of shampoo in half a cup of warm water), remove its extra water, and then clean your eyelids.

4. Then clean the remaining shampoo with a piece of clean cloth.  If you have symptoms (e.g. you have dandruff-like scales on the edge of your eyelid, or constantly feel irritation and itching in the eyes) you have to do this 4 times a day for 5 minutes until the symptoms are gone.

5. You’d better not wear make-up when you wash your eyelids this way.

You will receive further training from our experienced colleagues by visiting the Noor Eye Hospital in Tehran, Iran.


Which patients need an intraocular injection?

Some patients may need an intraocular injection for a variety of reasons.  Noor Eye Hospital in Tehran, Iran, carries out a variety of intraocular injections for the following patients.

1. Patients with macular degeneration:  It is a serious visual disorder that progresses gradually in the absence of treatment and eliminates the central vision of the person. 

2. Patients with macular edema: This complication causes swelling or increases the thickness of the macula and eliminates the patient’s central vision.

3. Diabetic retinopathy:  This complication is common in patients with uncontrolled diabetes, which results in the formation of new blood vessels disrupting the normal function of the retina.  It should be noted that diabetic retinopathy is the most common cause of blindness in diabetic people. 

4. Uveitis:  This disease causes swelling and inflammation in the eye. 

5. Retinal artery occlusion:  In this case, the vessels that carry blood from the outside of the eye to the retina are blocked.

6. Endophthalmitis: It is an intraocular infection.