For the past 4-5 years I have had red eyes all year around. I don't know how it started, I was like 14 years old then and didn't notice or cared about it.
Now I'm 19 years old and it literally destroys my social life. I always think about it and avoid eye contact with people. I know that steroids drops and "clear eyes" exist. I started using that when I was like 17, then I had perfect vision. Now 2 years with steroids (with prescription) and "clear eyes" I don't have perfect vision, I need glasses when I'm driving but can do fine else.
So no more with this, I rather have red eyes than going blind when I'm 30.
So I have to find the cause! I have talked to 3 all-around doctors and 2 eye-doctors. Everyone except one told me that I'm allergic to something, that was it. I told them that I suspect that but can't find out what and need help. They told me that I have to do that myself.
But one eye doctor was good, listen to me, looked for rare eye visual defects, asked questions and really tried to help me. Without any luck. So I guess it's not any Visual defect at least...
I'm allergic to (blood test):
My parents have a dog, We had it since I was 8. I live alone now
Never, ever in my life felt allergic when I get in contact with dogs.
Never, ever in my life felt allergic when I get in contact with cats. I dont have any cat, never had.
Only in the summer, when I take any histamine antagonist it goes away without a trace.
Little itchy eyes, but most sneeze.
Same as above
Never felt anything, washing bed sheets every day at 90 degree C for a week don't help my eyes. "Dust Mite protection sheets" don' help.
Nothing more that I know of.
Winter vacation in a mountain in the middle of the winter, -10 C outside and snowing
Outside an entire day in the middle of the summer with histamine antagonist
Outside an entire day at spring before I get a little allergic, without histamine antagonist
Sitting at my computer from 08:00 when I wake up to 02:00 when I go to sleep (24h clock)
These are 4 different locations/settings, but nothing is worse or better for my eyes. They are still red as usually.
However, I know 2 things that makes it worse.
Let me explain, my eyes gets a little more red at 00:00, little more at 01:00 and so on. At about 04:00 it's worst. Then it gets better and at about 08:00 it's like it was a 00:00. :confused:
The other thing, sleeping. If I lay down in my bed watching a movie from 20:00 to 00:00 my eyes are like they always are.
If I lay down in the same bed the next day watching a movie and fell asleep at 22:00 and wake up at 00:00 my eyes are usually really really red. :confused:
And it's often a little worse when I wake up, then gets a little better after an half hour or something. (still gets better if I lay down in my bed, so it has nothing to do with me leaving the bed)
Maybe it has something to do with the light? :confused:
It's not mold in my apartment that I know of. And this problem is the same in every home I visit. I have lived in 5 locations since this started, same **** everywhere.
I have tested "moisture" drops with no luck.
I live healthy, workout 3-4 times a week. Not fat in any way. No other disease. Try to eat healthy but my mom still thinks that I should eat a little more vegetable.
However I do sometimes have eczema in my armpits.
It's not chronic / permanent! Read below.
About a year ago, I found 100% clean NaCl in my parents medicine cabinet. I have tested eye moisture before but not plain simple NaCl. I toke 1 or 2 drops in each eye before I went to sleep.
When I woke up the next morning I had forgot the NaCl because I was pretty sure it wouldn't help.
I put some clothes on and went to the toilet, when I was about to leave the bathroom I toke a look in the mirror.
For the first time in 4 years my eyes where completely white! I just stood there for minutes, I pulled down my eyelids and even far away from my pupil they where white! There's no words to explain how ****ing happy I was, it was the best day of my life. NaCl was the cure, so I thought...
The next day it was the same (little, little, little worse but nothing I cared about). Third day a little worse, so I toke more NaCl. Fourth day worse again, I toke even more NaCl. Fifth day worse, so I get a new NaCl bottle, maybe it needs to be fresh?. Sixth day worse again...
So after a week I understand that NaCl had nothing to do with it?
But at that point I couldn't figure out if I did anything unusually the day before, maybe I ate something? Maybe I didn't do anything I usually do 365 times each year?
So this is where the Internet comes into my life, I really need help. Maybe someone can think of something, have you tried "x"? Maybe "y" cause the problem? Possible it could be a lack of vitamin "xyz"?
Anything will help, any clue would be helpful.
(English is my second language, sorry if I don't make myself clear at any point)