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Hi I'm Dr. JP. Here to help you with your question? Can you give me more information about the eye infection?
-one eye or both?
-eyelids, eyeball surface (conjuctiva or cornea), inside the eyeball, or in the orbit (around the eyeball)?
-what were the names of the antibiotics you werer using?
-were the antibiotics ointments or pills?
Let me see if I understand correctly.
You have left eyelid, conjuctival infection for over 4 months that has never been in the right eye. You wake up with crusted over eyelids every morning. You've tried several therapies but not getting the results.
medications used previously?
vision decreased significantly?
do you wear contact lenses?
have you recently had surgery on the eye?
any recent eye trauma?
Do you have a camera phone? If you do send picture of eye and send to
email [email protected].
If not then we'll chat this out and hopefully give you some solutions or plans
how long have you been using these three eye drops?
how many days have you been off of the medication?
are u still using them?
Any other symptoms outside the eye? For example swollen glands under the jaw, fevers, flu like symptoms, etc?
This is a difficult case without having the priveledge of examining you. My first thought would be allergic reaction the to medications. The medications you mentioned are notorious for causing chronic inflamation, and matting of the eyelids in the mornings. If you were having pain I'd think you have a residual condition after an acute conjuctivitis know as subepithelial infiltrates. That being said, you've been of the medications for one month and the symptoms should have resolve in that time span. You age is awefully young to be having unilateral chronic blepharitis, however atypical case can occur. The most worrisome thing to have in an unrelenting unilateral inflamation of the lid would be a carcinoma of the meibomian gland. I think this would be highly unlikey given your age. I highly recommend you go back to the ophthalmologist so he/she can do another full ocular examination to see what is going on. This is concerning for several reasons, the unilaterality of the symptoms and the length of time. I wish I could be of more help but I can stress enough the importance of another exam by the previous eye doctor or getting a second opinion.
Wishing you well,