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eye pain for a while now

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 31, 2006
  • 11:49 PM

About a year ago I contracted pink eye and had the discomfort and pain that can be associated with it, it went away and then came back a week later. after the second occurance the discharge and many other symptoms went away, but ever since i have had a variance of eye pain. Every day a constant dull pain is present, some days severe, some days just nagging. It worsens when i wear contact lenses and my eyes become red and bloodshot. Sometimes my eyes burn so I thought it was dry eye, but over the counter drops such as Genteal and Refresh provide NO relief whatsoever. I was put on restasis, provided no relief, punctal plugs, no relief again. Schirmer tests always show that i produce alot of tears. i have also been given prescription eye drops that were described to me as "extra strength visene without preservatives" to see if it was irritation and then my doctor told me he didn't need to see me anymore. so i've been tested for migraines and nothing is helping there either Are there any other problems this could be that are not dry eye or migraines?

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  • My elderly mother (84) is generally in good health but has had severe burning in her eyes for over a year now. She has been to eye specialists and has been told they can't help her. She doesn't produce enough tears in either eye, but drops provide no relief whatsoever. She is also sensitive to light. This doesn't affect her vision but it certainly affects her quality of life. I hope someone out there has some suggestions.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 7, 2006
    • 09:19 PM
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  • Please let me know if you've found any relief and, if so, what you are doing that helps you. I have the same problem. Maybe you can post your replay or email me to my sign in name. I'm not sure how this works!
    rmtispuzzled 3 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 07:50 PM
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  • Have you been checked for Uveitis?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 11:45 PM
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