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Red Irritated Eyes - For Over 4 Years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 17, 2008
  • 03:00 PM

I have had red irritated eyes for over 4 years now, I have seen 4 different eyes doctors and no one can give me an answer.

They are not always extreemly red, generally they are a little better during the day and they get worse as the day goes on. One doctor told me if have dry eye but I take eye lube drops everyday and it kinda helps with the irritation but the redness is still there. Sometimes one eye is more red then the other. When I pull the lower lid down it is very red and I am always pulling strands of stuff out of my eye (the doctor says those are dryed tears) I have been on many different eye drops but the only ones that did anything were FML and Tobradex which I was told are steriod eye drops; they made the eyes clear but as soon as i stoped taking them my eyes would start getting red and irritated again. One doctor also told me I have blepharitis and to do warm compresses everyday which i have been doing for months with no help. They are starting to get worse, i am now starting to get headaches and I cant complete a whole day without me having to go home and lay down.

I dont know what to do, i have seen 4 eye doctors and all they do is look at my eyes and tell me to come back in a month. This has gone on for over 4 years. I am only 23 years old and this started when I was 19.

Anyone had a similiar problem or know what I can do to find an eye doctor who can help?

Thanks, Mark.

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  • That's awful. Blepharitis is definitely a possibility, but there's more to treating that than just compresses. There's a whole regimen of stuff to do, such as thorough eye cleaning and keeping your linens very clean. Also using certain dyd drops. You need to try again to find an eye doctor who will take your condition seriously. Another cause of recurring red eyes is conjunctivitis (pink eye). There are several kinds, and you can keep re-infecting yourself if you don't follow a lot of steps. There's one kind that is pretty severe that is associated with wearing contact lenses. You should read this article on pink eye -- it is very thorough and helpful. It has lots of tips on how to prevent it, treat it, keep it from coming back again, etc. Pink eye happens a lot in schools, and it's very related to how good or poor your hygiene is. Washing your hands is really important, for example. Read the article. It helped me with my daughter.
    maryisme 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Have you used visine or clear eyes? If so the ingredients in those drops is like poison. There is a thread on this topic with many people like youhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=817&page=75
    Wallabee01 2 Replies
    • October 8, 2008
    • 01:43 AM
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  • Have you tested your tear-production with a Shirmer's test?You might have a mild Sjogren's.... BRMartinwww.youngsjogrens.com
    Martin78 8 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 03:31 AM
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