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Hello, thank you for your question. It would help me better understand and answer your question, if I can ask you a couple of questions. Would that be all right?
What symptoms did you have that lead you to go to the ophthalmologist to begin with? And please tell me about any other chronic medical conditions that you may have, and any medications you take.
Great, that's good news to know that you don't have any chronic diseases that might lead to to a generalized eye problem. So your initial diagnosis of iridocyltis might simply have come from the degree of irritation due to what sounds like a contact lens related situation. Having reviewed your question, and evaluating your treatment, it does make sense. As I reviewed what you had been told by a general ophthalmologist and an ophthalmologist specializing in inflammation. It sounds like you have had excellent in evaluation and care. The initial photophobia and tearing can certainly be a result of issues related to your contact lenses. And there are similarities between iridocyclitis and what results from irritated corneas. Do you have any follow-up examinations with either of your ophthalmologist scheduled?
Well, that certainly makes sense. And were you a patient of mine with similar findings, I would ask that contact lens use be discontinued during that two-week follow-up. The corneas need time to reestablish their normal physiology. I hope I have been helpful in giving you further insight into what I know, has been a very troubling experience. The good news is that you will not require long-term steroid treatment and my hunch is that you will be just fine in a couple of weeks and can resume your normal contact lens management of your myopia. Thank you for the opportunity of helping you and please let me know if there is anything else I can do. Actually, I would be grateful to get an email from you in a couple of weeks to hear how you're doing. Best wishes
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It is called myokymia.
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