Dear Dr Susan thank you for your reply with regard to Iritis I do have a sister who suffers from this from time to time I mention this just in case there is some hereditary aspect to Iritis.
I must say that I have not previously suffered from any eye problems and mentioned Viagra only because it gets the following comment under Side Effects...“Eye disorders such as bleeding at the back of the eye, bloodshot eyes/red eyes, eye pain, double vision, abnormal sensation in the eye”.
Based on what I have told you do you see this as less likely than the causes that you have outlined.
I would not worry- if you are healthy and do not suffer from diabetes or systemic problems. It could just be a temporary irritation or "bruising". I am not concerned about the Viagra (whether you use it or not)- it does not affect the eyes the way that you have described. If you are trying to avoid seeing the doctor- try these following things for a few days:
1. Discontinue the Visine- as you have noticed it does not work
2. If you have irritation- buy an over the counter antihistamine drop (in the USA we have Alaway and Zaditor) and use 2-3 times per day.
3. If no irritation- take ibuprophen 600mg two times a day for a few days. You can also use artificial tears a few times per day.
If in 2-3 days your eye is not much improved, then please see your eye specialist because it may be iritis or episcleritis and those need stronger prescribed medications!
Best of luck!
please let me know if there is anything else that I can help you with.
Dear Dr Susan,
Following your advise I saw an eye specialist today and yes you were right I have iritis and have already started a course of steroid eye drops. I think my reluctance to see a doctor was based on my fear that I may have damaged my eye by the use of viagra. Please accept my thanks once again for your spot on advise.