Eye mystery... 7 years

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For approximately 7 years now my left eye has been bloodshot with my eye lid continuously swollen. I have been to several optometrist as well as ophthalmologist. About a year and a half ago I was finally referred to a cornea specialist. It was explained to me that this specialist was one of only two in the state of Mississippi. I have seen him several times now and each time he spends approximately 1-2 minutes with me with a student typically watching. He never remembers me and always is in a rush. In addition he always prescribes the same treatment, which i have tried many many times, with no success. He always says I have blepharitis, however most of the students disagree when he leaves the room. I have tried so many things and this is all starting to wear on me. I would consider myself a healthy clean cut young professional 34 years of age. May I also add thay it is and has only ever been in my left eye. Its very embarrassing and also has lately become increasingly sore as well as blurred vision in the eye. I have no clue what to do and have become somewhat of a medical mystery to most of the eye professionals in my area. Im willing to travel in order to find a Dr who will take on my case and help me find a cure and/or reason behind my issue. Please, any and all help and guidance is much appreciated. Thanks.

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    I would recommend getting another opinion, if all the students disagree with this guy you have been seeing so far, it would ring alarm bells for me. What treatments have you been given so far?

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    Hello Geax - I'm so sorry you've been dealing with this eye problem for so long and at such a young age! I would highly recommend you seek another opinion. If you're willing to travel and can afford it I'd recommend contacting searching the top ten eye centers in the country and figuring out which one you can afford to visit. Please keep us posted. Sending you positive thoughts and hope for a recovery!

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    I would also recommend you see a different eye doctor. One who will listen. In the meantime have you tried allergy eye drops to help with some of the symptoms? There are some decent over the counter ones and good Rx ones. Zaditor is over the counter but use to be Rx. Might be worth a try, and make sure to clean your eyelids everyday. Best of luck!

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    Thank you all for the kind words and recommendations… I have been researching other facilities in the country. I am going to be getting in contact with a place in Miami as well as Johns Hopkins to start with. Any other recommendations are very welcome and appreciated.

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