Warmth may relieve pain, relax muscle spasms, increase circulation, and help heal a wound or other problems that affect the eye.
For an eye problem, use either of the following methods:
Commercial hot packs are not recommended. They are often too heavy and bulky to use near the eye. Also, if a commercial hot pack leaks, chemicals from the bag might get in the eye.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Christopher J. Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology|
|Last Revised||January 25, 2013|
Last Revised: January 25, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
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