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I don't have any significant diagnosed health issues. My recent blood tests were all fine. I take some supplements such as turmeric, vitamin D, acidophilus, fish oil. I have had issues with brain fog and attention the last 2 years which I now believe is related to light senstivity and proximity of my computer to my head and/or eye strain. I can not use a cell phone because I feel ill from the radiation. It is not clear to me what type of specialist I need to see for these issues.
My eyes do not itch or burn. They do not look very red. Maybe a little.
My son has been taking fish oil with an increased dose the last 2 months at request of his doctor. No known health issues other than he's quite active and has some attention issues. No other medications other than 1000 IU Vitamin D and vitamin C, Bs.
Dry eyes is very common and can be improved by a stepwise series of therapies. First, the use of natural tears 4-6+ times/day to augment your natural tear production, then temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then surgical ( non-reversible) closure of the puncta.
Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk.
The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on you eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
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I do have dry eyes. I had the temporary plugs and it didn't seem to do much. Perhaps I should try again. I had the test done where they see how long it takes for the oil surface on the eye to break apart and with mine it breaks apart very quickly. In general, living in the overcast wet skies of Oregon is very helpful. Thanks for your suggestions. I had not heard about lid scrubs before.
So for someone with light sensitivity, can exposure to some types of lights lead to eye damage? Is this current reaction going to improve shortly? I have never had anything like this before.