Thank you for the additional information. It is very helpful.
Your current symptoms are likely related to a viral conjunctivitis (inflammation of the clear covering of your eyes). It is common to have it start in one eye, then start in the other eye about 1 week later. It usually last 2-3 weeks and will get better on its own.
I suggest continuing with your current eye drops. In addition, chilled artificial tears can provide some relief and cool compresses.
before this current episode, it sounds like you have a baseline dry eyes
. I would recommend frequent artificial tears, 4-6 times a day. You may also consider punctal plugs from your ophthalmologist
. Lid scrubs with dilute baby shampoo can help as well.
There are different types of herpes virus, not all of them causes genital lesions. It is common for people to have been infected with HSV (herpes simplex virus) around their eyes and not know it. It causes a problem with it is reactivated during times of stressed and low immunity. It is difficult to guess when the HSV will reactivate. If it reactivates often, then you may need to be on an antiviral pill to prevent the recurrences.
So, your current symptoms appear to be related to a viral conjunctivitis. Chilled artificial tears and cool compresses. You should have a followup visit with your ophthalmologist in 1-2 weeks.
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