I WANT AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST
TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR ME.
I have an eye fog problem in my right eye. I am 58, male, no health issues, no meds. I wear rigid gas permeablecontact lenses
, and have for about 35 years; I have keratokonis in my left eye which requires a special "feather
which brings my vision to, I am approximating, 20/80. My right eye is 20/15 with a normal RGP lens. My
eyes tend to be dry, which I understood was a side effect of the serious acne I suffered as a teen.
My right eye is usually foggy when I wake up in the morning. If I put a drop of peanut, jojoba, or corn oil in the
eye it becomes cloudier, but in about an hour it clears up completely, especially if I've been in the shower and have
splashed water in the eye. I figure the water disperses the oil which one drop is too much for the eye. A drop of
contact lens comfort solution works just as well to disperse the oil.
If I am out and about, such as biking, walking, driving, actually using the eye, there is no fog problem, and the
activity will slowly clear up an existing fog. If I have no fog, lying on my back will often bring on a fog. If I
have put a drop (which is too much) of oil in the eye lying on my back will clear up the fog caused by too much oil.
If I am under pressure, such as cooking an elaborate meal in the kitchen, or doing intensive work on the computer,
that will sometimes bring on a fog; the fog diminishes when I relax.
On a normal day I can clear up my morning fog with oil and water, go about my activities, but around mid-afternoon
the fog returns. If I put a drop of oil in the eye followed by a drop of comfort solution, that will clear it up
over the course of about two hours. I figure it takes that long because the clearing of oil and solution are
hindered by the rigid contact lens.
Will you please suggest what I can do.