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Is there any other eye symptom such as redness/watering/itching sensation?
I guess your tear film instability must have recurred after stopping the eye medicines ( are you still using them?) or persisted due to the aggravating factors such as long hours in front of the computer.
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They are bit red, not much and I usually have same redness. When I am in air conditioned room then I have this little watering eyes but no itching. When I try to move that eye to very up or down then I feel very little pain but not with other eye.
Yes, I started to use this medicine again. I have been taking it about week now again.
And I have reduced my computer hours
Sometimes dry eyes can persist inspite of using eye medicines due to the presence of the aggravating factors. Post-lasik dry eyes is quite common but disappears with regular use of lubricating eye drops. Other aggravating factors includes long hours of reading/writing ( as the blink rate reduces while doing so, it leads to formation of recurrent breaks in the tear film causing dry eyes). Air conditioners ( even warmers) can worsen the effect.
I would suggest that you continue using the lubricating eye drops and Vit A POS eye ointment to keep the tear film stable. YOu can continue the same for another 2 weeks. However persistence of discomfort in one eye only after the above treatment should be brought to the notice of your ophthalmologist so that she can have a re-look at your eye.
But I have not had this feeleing before and my surgery was about 3 years ago and I have no lifestyle changes also. So I not sure what to do. Try to use this eye gel little more or go to the doctor again.
One of the other possibilities could be presence of meibomitis ( inflammation of the meibomian glands which are modified sebaceous glands present in the eyelids). This can cause dry eyes ( its lipid secretion is essential for integrity of the tear film), irritation, swelling of the eyelid margins especially during waking hours.
I just replied to your last question while you were typing. Did you read that?
I am re-sending the same for your benefit- I would suggest that you continue using the lubricating eye drops and Vit A POS eye ointment to keep the tear film stable. YOu can continue the same for another 2 weeks. However persistence of discomfort in one eye only after the above treatment should be brought to the notice of your ophthalmologist so that she can have a re-look at your eye.
Do you feel like the eyelids are heavy or swollen especially on waking up in the morning?
I am not sure but I don't think so. I have not noticed any sensation with them.
Ok. In that case it could be dry eyes only. But do continue using the prescribed eye medicines for another 2 weeks and then consider going back to your ophthalmologist.
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