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painful bloodshot eyes

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 11, 2007
  • 00:47 AM

I need some advice. For the past 3 months i have had a problem with constant bloodshot eyes. I have been to an eye doctor and also a regular MD. I have had alot of tests done ,... the O.D gave me restasis for what he thoght could be dry eyes but i have been on them for 2 months now and not getting any better. My eyes dont 'feel' dry, i really dont think this is the problem.

My eyes are painful, light sensitive and badly bloodshot. Has anyone ever heard of this or know someone who has had these problems and what they did to get some help?

I dont know where to go anymore or what to do,,....tonight my eyes are hurting so much i have been putting ice on them.

Where do i go when doctors cant seem to tell me whats wrong or how to fix it?

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  • time to see an ophthalmologist...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I am on lotemax and rhestasis - started yesterday - I know the problem - had it for 30 yrs. My kids thing I am a stoner and I never smoked pot
    baddabingtim 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree, go back to an opthamologist. You should ask your md to test you for sjogren's syndrome. Even though you don't feel like your eyes are dry you can be missing components of normal tears. sjogren's is frequently associated with a condition called iritis. It is an inflammation of the colored ring or iris of the eyes. Photosensitivity is one of the symptoms, red inflammed eyes and pain. With Sjogren's the bodies own white cells attack mosture producing glands and other parts of the body as well. Your MD can do a few simple blood tests to check for Sjogren's. Don't be surprised if he never heard of it...Just have him refer you to a Rhumatologist. Hokey
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know what you mean having this red eyes. I am so concious at work about it, I don't want to look at anybody or make eye contact.Mine is not painful just bloodshot red. It usually goes away after a couple of days. No drops seemed to help.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Ask your opthamologist for eye plugs. I have had irititis and very dry eyes. It is an in the office procedure. It took a few weeks to get used to the plug. Somehow it directs the little bit of moisture your eye does have to the front part. Also, even if you think your eyes are not dry, it can diminish your vision. If your doctor has not done so, one test they gave to me was putting a litmus like paper in both eyes and left if there for about 15 min. Not one drop of tears was on my eye. Anyhow, the eye plugs have been wonderful. Also, Genteal makes an overnight eye gel for severe dry eyes that works well too.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I got eye plugs 2 weeks ago - and my eyes still feel gritty - yes the gels are ok but some of them make your eyelids like crusty the clown - I am on my sixth week and its not been easy. I am going back next friday - I am sure the doc will plug my upper eye next - she said its a 5 step program
    baddabingtim 3 Replies Flag this Response
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