1.5 years ago, my eyes started to get very red/sore/tired when looking at my ipod screen, video games on LCD screens. Now they get that way with any type of TV/monitor - even with the brightness and contrast turned all the way down. Also, during the same time period, I have lost my sense of smell and taste. Also have vertigo originating in my right year - though this problem started about 5 years ago. I have had my eyes checked by optomotrist and opthomalagist, take lots of allergy medication, drink lots of water, use eye drops, everything...Any ideas????
I am originally from Houston Texas - very humid - but now live in Doha, Qatar - the middle of the Arabian desert for about 3 years. I drink LOTS of water every day and have a hepa-rated air purifier in my bedroom.
yes, I often have dry mouth and nose...also, should have mentioned that i have a cold sore that recurs in the tip of my right nostril
Interesting...this seems to fit my symptoms. By "artificial tears", do you mean otc eye drops or something stronger?
Also, would the dryness cause my lack of smell/taste? Anything I can do about that? Sorry to ask for treatment as well as diagnosis, but I am about 3000 miles away from competent healthcare...
Yes, makes sense. I think you have answered a question in about 5 minutes that no one else has been able to for 2 years...You don't happen to practice in Texas do you?
No, thanks again.