Will dry eye go back to normal?

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Will my dry eye improve when discontinuing the use of antihistamines and nasal decongestants? I got my dry eye when starting these medications and will it return back to normal when I stop them?

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    Just in one eye?

    I have that as a recurring problem in one eye at a time. Usually for a short time but this time it has lasted for about three months in my right eye. Diagnosis was dry eye with a cloudy film on it. The drops I was prescribed have not helped after using for four weeks.

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      Hey! Yeah, I have it in my right eye and it has persisted for about 2 weeks now. I am not sure whether or not it was from the Zyrtec-D because I only took 2 pills in 2 days and I don't take any antihistamine on a regular basis. I have had to take Zyrtec-D in the past as well for my sinus infections and my eyes have had no issues from it. It is weird however because the onset was so sudden and previously I have had some episodes which have solved within a few hours/days. I think I will go to a doctor tomorrow because the pain and burning sensation has become unbearable and my vision in that eye is also so blurry.

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      I don't have pain or burning nor does my eye really feel dry as it did after my caaract operation it is just this cloudy/blurry situation. Underneath it my vision seems OK. One morning I had it in the other eye as well but it wore off.

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    Were you taking the antihistamines and nasal decongestants for hay fever?  The dry eye could be part of the hay fever and not a side effect of the medication. Maybe you should also be using eye drops for allergies.
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      I took the meds for sinus swelling, no hay fever. But side effects shouldn't last for 2 weeks anyway, should they?

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