I have had beet red sclera
(in the eye) for two months. My eye doctor first gave me antibiotic eye drops, thinking it was an infection. Those made it worse. Then he gave me some kind of mild antihistamine (Pataday) which has not helped either, because I don't think its an allergy. There isn't itching except very infrequently at the upper tear duct in the lid, and my eyes don't really water, except they seem to have a layer of water on top of the lower lid when I first get up in the morning, and it stays there for a while, but its not like tearing
. Its worse in the left eye than the right. I'm going to an optometrist
, not an optician
, should I see an opthamologist? I looked on the eye clinic website and they are all specialists in cornea, retina etc. Nothing like this. Do you have any suggestions, who to even go to for something like this? The sclera and ongoing nature of this condition is not just eye irritation
. I've surfed and been outside much of my life, I know what that feels and looks like, and this isn't it. I have also been out of the sun for the past two years, so I don't think sun exposure is a factor. I don't have insurance, I can't afford to go doctor hopping at $200 for the first visit for a new patient, I need to take action in the right direction. And why do doctors charge $200 when all I'm doing is filling out a few forms in the first visit? What a rip off.