Practice the diagnosis and treatment of the eye patch

2021-02-05 12:00 AM

If there is an acute infection, administer an eye drop antibiotics such as chloramphenicol and instruct the patient to steam in the eyes regularly.

Reason

The squint, also known as the Meibonius cyst, is a painless swelling in the space between the upper or lower eyelids, caused by a blocked Meibonius gland. If the swelling is too large to press on the cornea, the patient's vision will be blurred. If this follicle becomes infected, the eyelid will become red and painful.

Diagnose

Mainly based on direct eye observation.

Treatment

About one-third of all cases go away without treatment. Cases that do not go away on their own need treatment as follows:

If there is an acute infection, administer an eye drop antibiotics such as chloramphenicol and instruct the patient to steam in the eyes regularly. Often the cyst breaks into the conjunctiva.

If the attachment is prolonged or the cyst is too large, surgery may be required. The patient is under local anaesthesia, after which the eyelids are turned upside down, and the areas with the joints are cut and cleaned.