I have a bit of a dilemma here. I was told by my opthomologist that I have "dry eye
", which apparently is a common disorder. As a result of the dry eye, I have been becoming increasing photophobic to the point where it's hard for me to go outside when it's sunny. I had every eye exam possible, from visual field tests
, to dilation, to pressure test, everything, and was told I have otherwise very healthy eyes for a 40 year old male.
I had a headache that was so bad that the on-call doctor from my PCP's practice advised me to go to the hospital to get a CT scan, just to be on the safe side. The results were negative, they even checked for sinus infection, and ruled that out as well.
The onset of this condition, before being diagnosed, caused me great anxiety as I thought I was going to lose my vision. I was prescribed an antidepressant, which I later found out made the condition worse. As a result, I discontinued use of the AD after 6 days.
I've done everything I was told (warm compresses, continuous use of artificial tears, etc) and the condition doesn't seem to be getting any better. I'm at my wits end. Is there a solution for this?