When we came home from the hospital 5 and a half months ago, we were told to put tears natural ointment in his eyes 3 times a day. Which I did until about 3 weeks ago. I noticed he had a lot of red and white striped skin all around his eyes and even on his upper cheeks. Since we have stopped using the drops the red and white area has gone away and the eyelids do not peel as bad. So my question is : Can less be better? Is there any reason to continue with the drops? I certainly don't want to cause him any additional troubles.