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Dr.S Riaz
Dr.S Riaz, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
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Experience:  MS OPHTHALMOLOGY (KING GEORGES' MEDICAL UNIVERSITY, LUCKNOW, INDIA), FELLOWSHIP TRAINED
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with no apparent pattern, i develop about 5 times a year a

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with no apparent pattern, i develop about 5 times a year a significant swelling under both eyes, burning on the face like a chemical burn, i have seen a dermatologist, as well as an opthamologist, who claims i have severe dry eye syndrome......my eyes are constantly bright red, burning,,,,look like they are bleeding, he has plogged my tear ducts, several prescription meds several times a day and no relief......also, the skin irritation under and around each eye is more pressing.bright red, and looks like i have been beaten.and using carmol 20 or others without any perfumes or additives, doesn't change the course...i can't go to work like this when it is present, it is unrelenting and often lasts for at least a week........please provide some guidance..... i have already been tested for early signs of lupus....but i don't know if it may still be that in the future.....i am treated regularly by a rheumatologist...diagnosis, neck arthritic, back arthritic, both knees have been replaced, b
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr.S Riaz replied 7 years ago.

HelloCustomer

 

Dry eye syndrome has been found to be associated with collagen vascular diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis etc. Treatment is often difficult and I can see that you have already had been given some of the best options available. To understand your condition better and discuss it with your ophthalmologist, you can follow this link - http://www.emedicinehealth.com/dry_eye_syndrome/page2_em.htm. The management of your problems will involve ophthamologist, dermatologist and and a rheumatologist/orthopedic surgeon. Thanks.