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Hi fellow sufferers
I'm afraid I do not bring glad tidings. I started to notice things going wrong last April - was blinking a lot, lids more oily but I had no irritation. Was just more of an annoyance that my eye makeup wouldn't stay on. Towards the end of the summer, I became aware that my eyes were quite dry. Went to optician who confirmed this. I was given a diagnosis of Blepharitis. Went for a second opinion who said that I have an allergy. My symptoms are this... dry, uncomfortable eyes, noticeable blood vessels, slightly inflamed lower lid margins (also red line under both eyes). Flaking of lashes, dry sky at corners of eyes and itchy lids. Went to a specialist who said I have Dry Eye Syndrome (genius... not) and said that it's quite common for women in their thirties to develop dry eyes. I believe this must come from an underlying condition. I've read up about MGD which seems to tick the boxes. But the more I read the more frightened I am and am panicking that I will have this forever. I've also read up about food allergies that could be causing it... sugar, yeast, wheat etc. I've started juicing and also tryig to eat gluten free but it's too early to notice anything I suppose. Feel particularly bad this week, I don't know if that's because I had a bit of a chocolate binge over Easter. Anyway, feel entirely down this morning, looked at my dull, red eyes this morning and wanted to cry. I've been trying everything, warm compresses, lid massager, honey on lids, Blephasol, nothing is working. Please can anyone help? Getting married in a few months and really want to have nice clear eyes on the day... x
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