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what is your age? How long has this been an issue? Do you wear contacts? What brought this on?
my main suspicion is that your contact lens use is causing your symptoms. It is quite possible that you are overusing your contacts and this has lead to surface irritation on your corneas. My best suggestion is to use something called Refresh Celluvisc every hour in each eye as well as Refresh PM ointment at bedtime. The Celluvisc is a very soothing natural tear and will help greatly. My suggestion is that you can give that tomorrow to help (keep contacts out) and if it is not any better, get in with an ophthalmologist as you may be getting an infection, Regards *****
in an ER setting, most of the time, the ER docs will probably think you have an infection and prescribe an antibiotic. I would think going to a 24 hour walmart and picking up Celluvisc may be your better bet. The decision is ultimately up to you, but unless one eye is significantly worse than the other or the vision in one eye is affected, you probably dont have any sight threatening pathology, Regards *****
the swelling you are referring to is on your conjunctiva and most often this is a sign of ocular allergies, Is there significant itching? By the way, the retinas are in the back of the eye, inside the eyeball.
OK, I stand corrected. The itching has begun to calm down, but again, the inside corners are still itching. They are weeping. It honestly feels like my eyes are melting and that part of the "conjunctiva" will just wipe away. There is some pain when I blink. The excess "conjunctiva" is somewhat cloudy, and my eyes are red. Nice, huh?