I have been suffering from a very serious eye condition since August of 2007. I have been to over 15 Dr.'s and had allergy testing done, and no one has been able to diagnose this problem.
It starts out as an itch in my eye, similar to allergies. As it progresses, the itch gets worse and I have been told by eye dr.'s that there are small bumps under my eyelid. This only affects my upper eyelid, and no part of my eye. The itching then turns to pain as the skin under my eyelid starts to peel off. It scratches my eye and causes severe pain. I have to pull the skin off myself or else the pain is so intense, I cannot open my eye.
Usually, this only occurs in one eye, or both, but one is always much worse than the other. I have to put ice on the eye because it is so swollen and it hurts very bad. When I wake up in the morning, my eye is glued shut and has thick discharge in the corner of my eye.
I have been given Pataday, and have been told to use this once a day when I have symptoms. I end up using a whole bottle in 2 days. This happens to me about once every 2 months. I have been told this is Allergic conjunctivitis, but it is not because there are inconsistencies. My eye is not red, and it does not occur in both eyes.
I feel like I keep going to Doctors, and they have not seen this before. They give me eye drops and send me on my way.
If anyone has any idea as to what this might be, or if you are experiencing the same symptoms, please let me know. This is not anything that has been posted online... I have spent hours searching Google with no result.
Thanks in advance!