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It sound like you may be suffering from a couple of things. Dry eyes, blepharitis and some type of allergic component.
I don't know what happened to my other data......but we can continue from this point.
I think a lot of what is going on with your eyes is allergies. It is common for allergy drops, such as visine, to last for only a short time. In the vast majority of patients with ocular allergies there is also associated blepharitis. I see you posted something. I'll go read it and come right back.
Guess it was just your post above coming through my email system.....
Of course, natural tears 3-4x/day can be used to dry eyes. If necessary your ophthalmologist can close off your tear ducts via a number to methods to increase how long your own tears remain in your eye.
Even without scaling or flaking you could have blepharitis.
To treat this you can purchase some unsented baby shampoo and, in the shower, put the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to get excess skin out of the way) and scrub along your EYELASHES back and forth. The warm water will soften the plugged up oils in your meibomium glands, your fingers will help to force the gunk out of the glands and the baby shampoo will wash it away. This will also remove any allergens that may be present.
For the allergic component it is almost impossible to find the agent that is responsible, although you could see an allergist if needed. Usually OTC medicine like zertec helps. Benadryl is also useful but many patients find that it causes them to be tired.
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