Systane gel drops. And used FML as prescribed by ophthalmologist. Now not using fml as it has finished.
Got red eyes. Ophthalmologist said it might be pinguecula or pterygium. Asked to do blood test but can not afford as i do not have medicare card. Eyes are painful and red and inflammation.
Please help me with my query. I have given the details about my eye conditions.
Thanks for your Question
Most likely you have inflamed pinguecula and at this stage i don't see the reason behind the blood tests.
FML is a weak corticosteroid and it might be helpful to treat inflamed pinguecula but sometimes you need a stronger corticosteroids to treat the inflammation such as lotemax, tobradex or pred forte eye drops. These eye drops should be used only under the instructions of your eye doctor.
These eye drops won't cure the pinguecula, they will only treat the redness and pain from the inflammtion and should be stopped once the inflammation is gone. The only cure for pinguecula is surgical removal.
One of the causes of pinguecula is sunlights and UV Lights so it would be helpful to wear sunglasses outdoors. Try to use preservative free lubricant eye drops as they can help to reduce inflammation.