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The Lacrimal Gland is located on the top corners of our eyelids. From time to time, this gland can get inflamed, red, swollen, and tender. This condition is referred to as Dacryoadenitis, and it is usually caused by a viral infection. The application of eye-presses may be all that is needed to treat Dacryoadenitis. Most patients will fully recover from dacryoadenitis. There is no real literature about the best frequency of heat application, but in general, eye-presses may be applied every 3-4 hours until symptoms improve or resolve.

The following reputable links all present detailed information and literature about Dacryoadenitis and guidance regarding how to best treat it with warm compresses: