First off, thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
I have this chronic eye problem that for the past 6 years that hasn't gotten any better and no doctors can seem to help me with (i've went to quite a few doctors). When I was 25 my eyes started to get really itchy, dry, sting, and sometimes get a bit swollen, though not much. This is still the case 6 years later. Aside from this I am a perfectly healthy and very fit person.
I don't get any discharge of any kind. I don't tear up. My eyes just feel really, really itchy and sting almost all day along, every day. Especially when it is humid out, it seems.
So here is quick history of what docs I have talked to (kind of long)...
-First I had an eye exam and was diagnosed with dry eyes. Used steroid drops, fresh tears drops and things didn't change. Stopped using make-up.
-Next I saw an opthamologist and was diagnosed with Blepharitis. Continued on steroid drops and Restasis, as well as daily hot compresses. Still no improvement.
-I then got a second opinion from another opthamologist which Blepharitis and Dry Eyes. Tried several different rewetting drops for dry eyes. Doctor also placed some Puntum plugs in both eyes. Still no improvement.
-The above three doc visits were over the course of 2-3 years. I then visited an allergy doctor, as I was told by a friend that allergies might be the cause. Did his tests, came back to be allergic to pollen, dust mites, etc. Prescribed me Zaditor. Then started allergy treatment shots, every week for 1.5yrs.
-Did all the home allergen clean up things, pillow cases, filters, mattress covers, purifier, etc. After about a year, eyes were still the same, so he prescribed Prednisone. Doctor said he didn't know what was going on, because still no change to my eyes. He basically gave up, and I stopped doing the allergy shots.
I gave up for about a year and didn't do anything. Now I'm back to doing my hot compresses twice a day to see if that will alleviate my discomfort. I rarely use makeup.
I have no idea what to do, and don't even know what kind of doctor to even talk to - opthamologist, allergist, etc?
Oh, I also tried accupuncture (had no idea what else to do).
Let me know if I can answer any questions that you might have.