Another unproductive eye exam

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Hi,i have posterior Blepharitis /mgd. I have been to 2 optometrist, thought Id try an opthomologist. Waited a month and a half. He barely looked in my eyes. Gave me no set care regiment. Said it would be up to me to figure how many compresses,what eye drops etc. I said it was unnerveing and it was hard to get on with life,He said why. Well because I have blurry vision that cant be ignored for one thing. Basic attitude was dont concentrate on it. Well how do you do that when you use your eyes all day. Anyway he did offer doxy,said it does help some people. Im sure I will try it soon,but will be going back to my doctor. Cant wait to get the bill for virtually nothing.

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    Talk about unhelpful! 

    I found the only people who knew what they were talking about, and seemed to understand how difficult it is to live with, were the Drs in the eye department at my local hospital. Have to say it was an optometrist who referred me originally as he spotted a different abnormality in my eye. 

    Im assuming you're in the US so I know the system is different to the UK, but if you can get to see a dr who's a specialist that might help. 

    I found the doxy hit my flare up of bleph on the head and its stayed down since with just lubricating drops and careful cleaning once or twice a day. Might be worth a try.

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      Hi,this doctor is an opthamologist and an eye surgeon. My optimetrist takes the time to really look at the eye. I think total minutes with this man was about 15 min. Thats after waiting an hour. Glad youve had luck with the doxy. Can I ask what dose you take and how long youve ben on it?Thanks. Xx
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    Hi Lee , try to get info from UK eye specialist hospital Moorfields
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      Hi David wish i could im in the U.S. Our clinic is associated with Mayo in Rochester mn. You'd think i could get some answers. I see future apts for me,i bet they are sick of me,but if i have to keep seeing different docs i will try as many as i need to. Very expensive.

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    dont loose heart,i was where you were at. Basically,they cant help,everybody is different,you have to try different things and find what works for you, you will after trying and testing. Just keep your mind positive and you will. Its hard I know,believe me i went all over.......... and i mean all over.....there isnt anything they can offer other then i found to be drops or antibiotics,nothing cures it,just find something you can do everyday that doesnt hurt your whole system with side effects........ you will get through,trust me,i tried it all......lol like all...wink

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      Thanks Susan,it gets so frustrating and i get anxiety from it. I will probably try an antibiotic,meantime i will keep seeking docs advice,at least i will know I tryed. I wish they would at least acknowledge how much this can affect a person,most act like its nothing. I will keep trying. Xx
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      awwww, you know what,alot of the times doctors dont have empathy,i think there is so many patients that they begin to not feel. I think it comes with the territory.......   I would get your diagnosis and then move forward holistically,because i was where your at and when its all said and done they will just keep perscribing drops and antibiotics because honestly THERE IS NO CURE,once you accept that,very hard believe me....sad  you will have to continue your own treatment plan...btw i will tell you in time the inflammation goes down for some just give it time and try things that dont effect the body as a whole wink you got this.... your going to beat this...stay strong  wink

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    one more thing,find out your triggers,are you eating something different,have you started wearing something on your skin,lotions.... for me the sun aggreviates them awfully....urgg,i used to tan...lol guess now casper is the new me wink xoxoxoxoxo

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      I honestly think it was because i was stupid enough to get lazy about takeing off my eyeliner. Slept in it. I remember about a month before the symptoms popped i woke up after a night of not removing the eye makeup and my eyes were so blood shot. Wasnt too long after my glands must have gotton pretty bad. Although I think I had the gland disfunction for some years as my eyelashs had thinned and were growing in different directions at times. I didnt think much of it. Also, i am post menopause and Ive read with women sometimes that can bring it on. Hormones. Ugh.
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    OMG SAMETHING...... i wore my makeup all the time and would wash my face but not the best.... when i woke up i noticed bloodshot and 2 days after i had an emotional stressful situation and cried my eyes were never the same,STOP WEARING EYE MAKEUP AND THEY WILL HEAL,THEN YOU CAN JUST WEAR A LIL BLACK POWDER AS LINES AND ON TOP,AND EYELASH CURLER AND THATS IT...MAKEUP TRIGGERS AND THEY SWELL TOO SO BECAREFUL ,smile

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    i had to go through it,abot 8 months so far,i use dark lipstick,red,and blush. you can curl them but thats all. when your eyes get better,you can wear for wedding then come home and take right off,with cold water and no eyeliner or mascara....listen i sympathize with you,i am a makeup artist and hair dresser ,im in the industry so now i cant wear anything...i mourned and now i buy all kinds of blushes and lipsticks.........smile you will be ok,its bad at the start and frustrating but you got this.........   you are going to not allow this to ruin you........or make you unhappy....smile buy lipsticks and blush,treat yourself to an expensive one ...

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