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what may be causing the problems I explained?
Well It sounds like you have a couple of things going on. First is allergies, second dry eyes and third blepharitis.
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.
This is not, however, an instant fix. Give it a few weeks, maybe 3 or 4, to "kick in". During this time it is safe to continue wearing your contacts.
going to golf can my soft contact be used with sun glasses etc.
Does this make sense to you?
Yes they can. However, while your eyes are irritated you should try not to hit the golf ball much over 250 yards to avoid any eye strain. :o)
can not see will without them..irritation seems around the eye not in it..wondering is Latesse caused it
I am watching the pros!
No. That shouldn't, although some people can be sensitive to the preservative in those drops. Latesse is just another formulation of a very common glaucoma drop.
sounds like fun.....Is it time for Augusta already?
so do you know what may have caused this conditon maybe just some pollen in the air?
yes, and it is very possible that you have some degree of blepharitis
no it is the pga ladies in Rancho Mirage CA.
do I need to google be
ohh....I used to live in San Jose and also Davis Ca as an undergrad.....
do i need to google blepharitis?
You can, but the above treatment will take care of it......
Looks like wikapedia has a good article on it.....
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Is there anything else I can answer for you as you get ready to go watch the Pros at work?
I was concerned that it might be a signal for maybe an internal health problem..thanks I will go on with the day
No. That would not be on my differential diagnosis list for your symptoms.