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My left eye has been irritating me for about 1.5 weeks now.

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Hi, my left eye...

Hi, my left eye has been irritating me for about 1.5 weeks now. It's fine whenever I'm not watching tv, on my computer, or driving. But when I do those activities, it seems my left eye is slightly blurry and it gives me a headache after a period of time. Additionally, my left eye feels heavier and slightly unnatural. Whenever it does become really clear in vision, I can feel a draft on the underside of the eye. My ophthalmologist said my eye structure and pressure looks good but I don't know what else can be wrong. I feel like there has to be something in my eye that set this off.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?

About 1.5-2 weeks. I saw some cloudiness sometimes after I blink my eye. I washed my eye and it's fine, but it seems to return every so often

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, nothing else I can think of

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: MD Doc, Dr replied 9 months ago
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Eye Doctor: MD Doc, Dr replied 9 months ago

Hi,

The reasons for blurriness, strain and associated with a headache in eye can be -

- need for spectacles correction

- muscle weakness while converging eyes

- increase in pressure in eyes

- dryness of eyes due to increased screen time

- mild allergy

Since you have been examined by an ophthalmologist, it rules out spectacle correction, muscle weakness or increased pressure of eye.

The other common cause with your symptoms is dryness and eye strain due to increase in screen time (computer, TV, cell phone etc). The symptoms are usually relieved by decreasing the screen time and also using lubricating eye drops. The symptoms that you are describing are seen mostly in both eyes, but sometimes can present in one eye and then after sometimes the other eye follows.

I would recommend you to -

- apply cold compresses when ever your eye bothers you

- do not splash water into your eye, that will further increase dryness

- use lubricating eye drops like refresh tears/systane/optive etc 3-4 times a day. These are available OTC

- also, use a mild anti-allergy eye drop if you have burning or itching, like visine-A or naphcon-A. These are again available over the counter.

Hope this information is helpful

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