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Hallo. I have stumbled across this condition as perhaps being what I have, as I had thought that dry eye syndrome would be just that - constantly dry eyes that drops could control. However, what I have been experiencing for a few weeks is this: heavy eyelids, 'scratching' and 'burning' sensation, itchiness, soreness, and some watering within the eye and just on the edge and not being able to keep my eyes open for long because of the discomfort. I put this down to perhaps late developing hay fever, as I have been gardening (I have NEVER had hay fever - I am aged 66) - however, it doesn't always happen when I have been in the garden. I generally wear glasses, and only wear contact lenses if I am going out, so haven't recently.
I cannot see anything in the eyes. I have rheumatoid arthritis and ulcerative colitis, for which I take Methotrexate (but I have been on that for over 5-6 years). I also take Amitryptiline, Folic Acid, Amlodipin (for high blood pressure, but is under control) and Atorvastin (for high cholesterol, also under control).
Should I go to an optician or to my doctor?
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