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Name is ***** *****. I have been squinting REALLY bad 4

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Customer: Hi, name is ***** *****. I have been squinting REALLY bad for about 4 years and have been to several doctors. I went to USC and they tested me and said I have really dry eyes but I couldn't follow up because I went through a divorce and now I hane no insurance
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: The pressure in both my eyes is bad and both eyes feel exactly the same. I squint so bad constantly and it hurts so bad. At one point about 4 years ago when I went to bed, I could NOT keep my eyes closed, I was awake all night but it only happened that one time, thank God
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Customer: Id be willing to wait ALL day, I cant handle this, it makes me want to die and the creases on my forehead are horrible
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

have you used over the counter moisturizing eye drops if your eyes are so dry?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
USC gave me prescription drops and they didn't help. I would like to know why that one night when I went to bed I COULD NOT keep my eyes closed, they just kept popping open. A
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
WHAT is causing the horrible pressure
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

you could have been having bad swelling of your eye lids which can make it difficult to close your eyes.

you could have severe allergic inflammation of your eyes

you might need steroid eye drops to help calm down inflammation.

you could have a chronic dry eye condition.

you could have an autoimmune disorder where your body is making antibodies against your eyes. SJorgren's syndrome is one condition where your body makes antibodies to your eyes and can cause dry eyes and dry nose and dry mouth

there are blood tests which can look for sjorgren's syndrome.

let me know if you have other questions.

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