Blepharitis? Keratitis? Both?

  • Country:

    Argentina

  • Age:

    28

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    No

  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    Yes

    I've had with no positive results combination steroid/antibiotic drops and steroid drops along with doxycycline oral 100mg 2x daily.
  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    No

  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,

I've about had it with the situation I'm in with my eyes: I have not responded to treatment for keratitis or blepharitis and I've suffered vision loss in my right eye. 20/50.

The corner of the eye in question and under the eyelid is gray and has discharge with a smell - that wasn't the case when I presented with problems first off. I feel constant pressure that I can't do anything about. I am so frustrated I'm supposed to be young and healthy.

I did get a referral from my PCP to see a rheumatologist a couple of years ago and I never went. Now I'm wondering if I should have and if I'm dealing with something more autoimmune. Help! What is this?

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your question

 

I would recommend that you visit rheumatologist. Autoimmune disease can cause severe dry eyes that don't respond well to artificial tears but I can improve dramatically with systemic treatments of the primary autoimmune disease .

There is restasis eye drops or cyclosporine eye drops that can be used for severe persistent dry eyes due to autoimmune disease.

 

Web Eye Clinic
 



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