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What causes little white spots on eyelids

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What causes little white spots on eyelids.

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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

These are usually little blocked secretary ducts or hair follicles.  Wiping the lids gently along the margins in the morning and at night and applying hot compresses two or three times a day will help it resolve. You could try a proprietory lid wipe like Lid-Care, Supranettes or Belphaclean. You need to be certain you have not got an eyelid infection, the commonest of which is blepharitis, so check on this website and if in any doubt you need to see your optometrist or GP.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Blepharitis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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