I have dry eyes
- or this is what my eye doc says. I have plugs, I use lotemax 4x a day, a variety of drops as often as I can, but still I have no relief. I sleep with a cpap machine which may contribute. I have a history of lupus but as of now, it is supposedly not active. I have recently discontinued the use of plaquenil
, which I was on for about 6 years. My ANA pattern is positive for anticentromere B if that means anything to you. No other subtests values are positive. The dry eyes have been what I consider to be severe for over a month. (I've had dry eyes for many years, but never to this point.) Recently, I saw a retina specialist as a follow up to PVD surgery about 3 months ago. The surgery was successful. At my follow up visit, he thought maybe a cornea specialist could help. The cornea specialist just said "dry eyes, use steroids, drops, and let's do plugs." I am no better with any of this treatment. In fact, some of the drops make my eyes burn. I try to stick to preservative free Systane.
QUESTION: I have blurry vision
almost all of the time. Lately, I have alternating blurry vision. The right eye will be blurry for a several hours, then suddenly the right eye will clear up and the left eye will be blurry. I have to keep my right eye closed most all day because of the irritation
, etc. I cannot get any relief. The alternating blurry vision is the most curious thing. There are not many minutes in the day when my vision is not blurry, and my eyes are not severly bothering me. Is there any other thing that might be causing alternating blurriness?