Justin Bazan, OD Park Slope Eye
(- I Care -) Your Eyes Advocate

Dr. Bazan’s Baggy

For those of you who are doing lid hygiene, you will find my technique, simply, cheap, easy and effective. For many, it is the ideal way to perform lid massage and warm compress. My technique is optimal for efficiently and effectively improving the function of your meibomian glands. The idea of combining simultaneous heat and massage is what makes my technique quite different from others. I hope you give this inexpensive yet amazing technique a try.ocusoftplus.jpg

The ideal time to perform this technique is after completing your lid cleansing routine. If your doctor is still recommending baby shampoo please ask him about alternatives such as Ocusoft Plus lid foam.


First, just fill a resealable plastic baggy with hot water (or microwaved). Make sure the temperature is safe by testing against your cheek. Then center the baggy over both eyes, holding it against the forehead with one hand, using the other to perform the standard lid massage you have learned from your eye doctor. About a minute each lid. It can easily be done and is most effective in a reclined position or while lying in bed. After you complete the routine, flush the eyes with cool water and/or install your artificial tear to help flush the loosened debris away.

Katherine M. Mastrota, M.S., O.D., the center director for Omni Eye Surgery in New York City, endorses the technique and has even added an aspect of aroma therapy by adding lavender buds into the baggy.

Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, OD, the optometrist of Park Slope Eye, at Dr.Bazan@ParkSlopeEye.com or visit www.ParkSlopeEye.com Also, check us out on Yelp!, Twitter and FaceBook.

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One Response to “Dr. Bazan’s Baggy”

  1. Dr. Bazan,

    Thank you for visiting the Blepharitis Forum website. I read your post re ziploc warm compress and occusoft. I will try this.

    Do you have any thoughts regarding Castor Oil and Tea Tree oil methods of treatment for Bleph?

    Also, I had an eye duct irrigation last month and although my eye isn’t tearing down my cheek, it is still watery. What can I do to encourage drainage and avoid an eye duct impant?

    It would be wonderful if you could post some advice on our forum. A lot of people need encouragement and advice regarding home care, upcoming treatments, etc…

    I sent a letter to TANDA about developing an inpatient UV treatment for Bleph and partnering with a contact lens company to develop disposable lenses to protect the eye from damaging rays. Is this idea possible? Could be a dual coated lense, opaque but patient would need to be fitted properly and order a set for consequtive treatments. Haven’t heard a response from them. What do you think about this idea? One patient on the forum who had been suffering with Bleph for several years tried it and his condition greatly improved with only maintenance treatments.


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