Do you have any itching of your eyes?
Hi Doctor. Yes I do have itching in my eyes towards the end of the day. Usually after 8.30 PM when I get back home from work
Itching of the eyes is characteristic of ocular allergies.
It is possible you have ocular allergies.
The crying/tearing can be a result of that as well.
You can try the FML and pataday to see if that improves your symptoms.
Actually the crying is due to some other problems at home. Not due to pain in the eye or anything.
The FML is a corticosteroid. It is stronger and has potential side effects of cataract formation and/or glaucoma.
Thats why I am not sure if I have allergies in the eye or due to excessive crying
so what eye symptom are you most concerned about ?
if the tearing is emotional, then no needs for drops.
My concern is did I cause a problem to my eyes due to crying ? Since i was examined under 2 different huge devices ( sorry for the lack of my knowledge here) before she said she noticed allergies around my eye.
And if my crying stops, will this damage to the eye also reduce without using drops
Emotional crying will no damage your eyes.
It may cause irritation of the eyelids from the constant rubbing.
Ok Doctor. So do I need to start the eye drops - FML & pataday and go for a visit to the doctor after a week
or can I leave out the drops and continue my normal rouitne
it sounds like the crying is from emotions.
then no need to start the drop.
you may want to try the pataday only since it has low side effects.
Ok Doctor. I will do that.
if you use the FML, you should see your doctor again to check you eye pressure.
I am scheduled for an appointment again next week. SHe has asked me to come in for re-examination
you can cancel that if you do not use the fml.
if you are still having problems with your eyes and vision, then keep the appointment for a re-evaluation.
Best wishes to you.
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