Blepharitis,Keratitis or Both?

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:11
Country
Argentina
Age
28
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

I've had with no positive results combination steroid/antibiotic drops and steroid drops along with doxycycline oral 100mg 2x daily.

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

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.

 

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