Applying heat to the eye

  1. Fill a basin with hand hot water (approximately 46 degrees Celsius to 48 degrees Celsius). Water out the tap is ok.
  2. Place a clean face cloth in the water and wring it out.
  3. Place it on the eye (we recommend doing one eye at a time) for ten seconds – any longer and the temperature of the cloth drops too much to be effective.
  4. Repeat half a dozen times as quickly as possible, and then treat the second eye.
  5. Do this twice a day for three days. Thereafter, once a week or fortnight should be sufficient to keep symptoms under control.