I keep getting reoccurring blood vessel breaks. They seem to be happening more frequently and happening in both eyes. and it seems as soon as they start healing they break again. I take several meds. Gleevec, Norvasc, altace, ambien, lipitor. Could it be the meds? and what can I do to stop this insanity?
Is there anything I can do?
Yes, I have been to several. They agree that this is unusal to have this many, but they have said repeatedly that there is nothing that can be done.
I am also concerned that the repeated breaking is weakening the blood vessel and that is why it is reoccurring so frequently.
They have been happening for the past two years. I have had a few months where there was no break and this past May it just seems to be happening all the time. I think I forgot to mention that I do have severe chronic dry eye which has been treated with retasis for the past 6 months. I recently stopped because I did not feel it was helping and am just using artificial tears.
Also, using lotemax for the pain.
Would love it!!! Is using the lotemax ok a few times a day. I know that it can thin the cornea, but my eyes do become very uncomfortable and it does help relieve the pain for a little bit. I sometime can also feel the the break coming on a week or so before it occurs.
Hopefully the web links below will help you with understanding the relationship of your eye problem with gleevec. It is a far more common problem that I was aware.
An additional item that you might want to ask your ophthalmologist about is occasional use of a little stronger steroid eye drop if you have problems with seasonal allergies....rubbing itchy eye is to really be avoided in folks with fragile conjunctival blood vessels.
Again, best wishes.