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Hi there. I'm really needing yor help as im becoming desperate! I'm 21 years old, female in Australia. Around 8 months ago I had a case of conjuctivitis (or what I think may have been conjunctivitis). The white of my eye was all red, swollen, very sore, and there was a tiny little bit of yellow pus in the corner of my eye, after I removed the pus I did not get anymore. My eye just remained red and very sore. I was given chlorsig drops by my gp and symptoms went away (stayed on drops for 5 days). Anyway to make a long story short, it has come back 16 times in the same eye over the last 8 months. I have tried chlorsig drops, chlorsig ointment, tobrex drops and ointment, patanol (as opthamologist thought it may be allergies), acular, and have also tried eye lubricating drops. The infection only comes back in the left eye and has only moved to the right eye once throughout the 8 months. I was referred to an opthamologist at around the 4 month mark and have had two blood tests and urine tests. Everything came back normal and chlamydia and aids came back negative. I should mention, when I do get an attack there's only the slightest bit of pus in the corner of my left eye and my lashes are not stuck together. When I do have an attack my eye is red all over, it's very hard to see out of and I have noticed that the vision in my right eye has deteriorated hugely. I've been to an optometrist at the start and I could read to the 4th line of the eye test and now I can only get to the second. I'm really looking for some help as im getting very worried. I've been to over 20 doctor visits and 3 opthamologist appointments and they just keep telling me to wash my hands and to not touch my face. Ps: I have chucked my makeup and have not worn it in 3 months and I am very hygienic. I always ensure my hands are washed and bring disinfectant hand gel with me everywhere.
Im beginning to think if this is even conjunctivitis? I know I shouldn't trust google but I can't find anything that says that conjunctivitis leaves you with deteriorating vision. I had perfect vision out of both eyes and now if I close my right eye and look out my left, everything is a blur (this is when I do not have any of the symptoms). At the moment I'm just playing a waiting game and sitting here waiting for it to come back again.
I should also mention that I have had multiple eye tests and my optometrist said there were some small dots in the back of my eyes but he said not to worry about them? I don't know if this could have anything to do with my symptoms? And I have had multiple eye swabs with the swab coming back negative for any bugs.
I would just really like some help, as even my opthamologist has said 'I have no idea what it is' - his words precisely.
Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon! Olivia.
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