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I'm atopic (asthma, hayfever, skin allergies)
About 10 years ago, I was self conscious that my eyes didn't look white. Used cosmetic whitening drops, which probably kick started issues as I guess I reacted with the preservatives in them. Saw opthalmologist who gave me sodium cromoglicate, a mast cell stabiliser.
8 years ago, noticed swelling under the eye. Referred to opthalmologist who said it was blepharitis (though no crust lids, recommend lid hygiene)
Had ongoing issues, with watery eyes and slightly red eye for a few years.
So fast forward recently. My eyes have felt ok, rarely used drops or hygiene.
Had real mad inflammation and sticky discharge in eyes . Thought it was bacterial conjunctivitis, so used chloramphenicol and restarted cromoglicate and lid wipes.
Didn't do much.
Went to opthalmologist who gave me
Opatanol (olaptadine), 6 weeks
Prednisolone 0.5% , 3 weeks
Hyabak lubricant, ongoing
The steroids helped immediately, my eyes never looked so white or felt so good.
Once they stopped, the opatanol worked a bit.
So now I'm back to lid care, hyabak and when needed, cromoglicate.
6 week follow up they said my eyes were better, still a little inflammation and to continue with lubricant.
Tiday, I wake with red eyes again, slight discharge of mucus. Really upset and frustrated . Have booked another opthalmologist
The eyes have calmed a little in last 6 hours with cromoglicate and lubricate. They don't feel itchy, they're not watery, no pain, no blurred vision, no photophobia, etc
I don't know what else to do
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