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Hi all, I started having problem with my eyes last year. Around April last year I noticed my lids being more oily than normal and than my eye makeup would slide off, I also started blinking more and this became obvious to my friends and family. I was wearing contacts and was in no discomfort. However towards the end of summer this became more of an issue, eyes felt dry, gritty and uncomfortable. Eyes have never look particularly red but there are noticeable blood vessels. I went to my optician and was diagnosed with Blepharitis. Told to do the heat compresses etc (when I've been doing exhaustedly with no difference). I went for a second opinion. He said that he thought I had an allergy. Went on antihistamines (no difference). He said my tear film was broken down but he'd seen worse. My meibomian glands are completely blocked though (my lower lids are quite red just below the lash line. He prescribed Optilast (hasn't worked). So, exasperated, I went private. The specialist said I had DES and that I've developed it from chronic lens wear and that he wouldn't recommend me wearing lens again. He also said it's quite common for women in their thirities to develop this. Anyway, he looked at my eyes and said he couldn't see any Bleph but said that my tear film was broken down etc. He prescribed FML and optive eye drops. (Been using for 2 weeks and NO difference!). Really at my wits end. I can't afford any more private appointments and getting married this year. I've read a lot about this. Could it be a yeast infection? I do have problems with my scalp (treating with Neutrogena shampoo). I also changed my meds last year (started Symbicort in February) Could this be anything to do with it?
Your advice would be really appreciated. x
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