how do the lights and heat cause discomfort or bother you? Do you have tearing ? How is the eye and the vision in it?
Hello Dr Stevens,
From a vision point of view I don't have any problems, but from a structural point, when exposed to heat my right eye does feel dry and it's appearance is notably different to my left eye which is healthy in that the whites of the eye turn red.
In relation to the tear-duct when I've injured it and I'm at work I do experience quite a bit of pain and when looking at it in a mirror the tear-duct looks red and mis-shaped when compared to my left tear-duct as if it is deflated somewhat.
I think you need to consider surgical repair of the tear duct, this should help restore proper function, reduce the discomfort and redness on the eyeball. In the meanwhile, if you have not decided on this or it is not an option yet, you may ask your eye doctor for some anti-inflammatory medicine, like maxitrol ophthalmic solution and this will help reduce the discomfort and redness that is there due to inflammation form your injury, Regards XXXXX
Thank-you for your prompt feedback, I wasn't entirely sure if there was any form of treatment for my injury. Can you tell me how long it takes to recover from this particular type or surgery ?
I was wondering, I'm not entirely sure if you're based in the U.K, but if you are is the solution you're prescribing available from a chemists ?
if you have a malfunctioning tear duct, a DCR (dacrocystorhinostomy) surgery or a Jones tube procedure can be helpful. This takes careful evaluation and consideration but either is an outpatient procedure. As for the medicine, in the US, it is a prescription medicine and may be as well in the UK but it would be available at most chemists. Regards XXXXX