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Cornea Edema or something else?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2006
  • 04:59 AM

My regular eye Dr. says I have corneal edema, which means that when I wake up after sleeping, my cornea is swelled from edema and when my eyelid opens it scratches the cornea which is very painful. He says normally the edema leaves the cornea immediately after you wake up, but mine does not. I have been seeing this Dr. for over a year for this painful condition. We have tried eye drops that have not helped. For the past 8 months we have been using bandaid contact lenses which keep the cornea from being scratched, but I am having the pain now before I open my lid. And also this is starting in the other eye. I am also having sharp stabing feeling in both eyes from time to time.
Is there anyone out there that have experienced these symptoms and found an answer. Does my Dr. know what he is talking about? I have recently read about Fuch's disease. I do have the bouts with blurred vision and it makes me wonder if there is more to my condition that my Dr. even knows.
Any takes on this? Please let me hear from you. Thanks!

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