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Ankylosing spondalitis (not sure if I spelled that correctly ;) would not be expected to make your eyes water. It can, however, cause inflammation inside your eyes (anterior uveitis) that would make your eyes light sensitive, ache, be red and -- if it was pronounced -- blur your vision.
Hello there, as I have asked before I have been getting very sore red watery eyes in the night mainly, and come morning I feel pretty bad.
The most likely cause of your symptoms, however, is a combination of a few things. This is consistent with your problems being worse in the moring.
So you don't think it's a food allergy?
The most common things that cause what is bother you is a combination of allergies, dry eyes and blepharitis. The good news is that there are things you can do at home to address all three issues at once.
Food allergies is possible but usually there are other, systemic, symptoms. Also, the symptoms would tend to wax and wane with exposure to the offending foods.....
When it comes to allergies it is almost impossible to pin down the offending agent(s) and, therefore, treatment needs to focus on controlling the symptoms. Dry eyes are 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, if this doesn’t work then you can try temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then, if needed, temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then, if indicated, surgical ( non-reversible) closure of the puncta. The openings to your tear drainage system are called puncta and you have one opening on each lid, near your nose.
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. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.
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 your 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.
Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.
Should your symptoms get worse, your vision become significantly affected or things just not get better in 3 weeks or so you should have a complete eye examination by your local ophthalmologist to look for other, less common, causes of your symptoms.
my doctors take a look but just give me Fucithalmic liquid, as I have been getting sty's on my eyelids often, as the whole thing is making me feel run down. Hate the sunlight now, as the summer weather makes my arthritis worse. Nobody believes me!
Ya. That is not the treatment for stye's.......won't do a thing. The good news? The above home treatment will go a long way to preventing new stye
's from forming and even help any existing ones resolve. However, sometimes stye's require surgical incision and drainage by an ophthalmologist to get rid of them.
does this make sense to you?
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sorry about the cut off, as I was writing down the medicines you told me..Travist, dimetapp, but I missed the last one. I will wash my face every time before bed for sure.