For the debris, the ocusoft works to clear it out. I got the pads in the blue box first and then saw on amazon there is a foam in a gray container, that only takes a little, rub it on eye lids and leave it on. I just used that and it all feels good right now, a couple hours later. My eye doctor told me to use the Bruder eye mask first, not a sleep mask, it is on Amazon, and I think it loosens things up so you can wipe the debris away better. He told me that as we age, the oil glands in the eyelids atrophy and we need a "lipid" layer. Not sure that is your issue, but, I think the things he told me are harmless and maybe can help.