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The main issue I'm having is an odd haze or something like that. There's a hazy/cloudy distortion. It's relentless and I've been experiencing it for 8-10 months straight, every moment I'm awake. It's almost like I can see the air moving in front of me (that's one way I've tried to describe it)
I'm pretty sure it's always there, but I notice it more for things that require being still and focusing, primarily when using the computer, but also while watching tv or reading. It also leads to my vision being a bit blurry, my eyes feeling uncomfortable, and my eyes sometimes feeling 'exhausted' by the mid point of the day (like by mid evening, they feel like I've been up for 2 days straight)
I went to have an eye exam, and was told I have dry eyes
- First I was told to try drops / artificial tears, which didn't help
- So I called and the doctor told me some patients experience better results with this other type of artificial tears. So I bought those, used those for a few weeks, didn't help
- Called again, they advised I try the "preservative-free" artificial tears. Did that again for a few weeks, didn't help.
So I went to another eye doctor, who said the tear film on my eyes is very poor / thin. He gave me this regimen:
- Artificial tears x 2 a day
- Moist warm compress x 2 a day, 10 min each
- And take Omega 3 supplements, 4 softgel capsules per day
(he said this because I hate fish, and haven't had fish in over 12 years, so I must have an Omega 3 deficiency, and he said you need certain Omega 3 fatty acids to help against dry eyes)
So I've been doing all of that now for 5 weeks straight... 4 pills a day, the warm compress, the drops, and they literally have not helped at all. There is no immediate improvement (the same hazy cloud remains right after -- there's no change after the drops or the warm compress in any way) and there's no long term improvement... about 30-35 days doing the exact same thing every single day and my eyes feel identical in every possible way.
What more can I possibly do? It's incredibly frustrating since this hazy / cloudy film over my vision severely reduces my desire to do anything... to use my computer, to read, to watch television. The eye doctor says to keep doing it and it will feel better, but I not seeing any signs whatsoever of improvement. If there were even mild improvements, I'd feel optimistic. But nothing. It's the exact same as before I started any of the drops / nutrients / warm compress.
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