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I took Bactrim (a sulfa drug) and had a serious reaction in

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I took Bactrim (a sulfa drug) and had a serious reaction in my eyes.   I stopped taking the bactrim three weeks ago, but there is still pain in my eyes (especially with eye movement), trouble focusing on something for a length of time, extreme light sensitivity, unable to sleep well at night, and an overall "haze"/brain fog.   But here is the kicker: Either my eyes have sunk back further into my head or they have shrunk. I know this sounds crazy, but there is a definite physical difference. Have you ever seen this happen before? Is this damage reversable?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.
You seem to had an allergic reaction (Steven's Johnson Syndrome) to Bactrim. Allergic reactions are quite common with sulfa drugs. You may be having corneal epithelial defect which could be causing these symptoms. This can be treated if treatment is started early. I would strongly advise you to see an ophthalmologist as an early diagnosis and treatment could be very beneficial. In the mean time start using a lubricant eye drop like Systane or Refresh Tears 4-5 times daily.

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