by Diane Deluca
(Watertown ct)

Had surgery in October and the dry eyes is unbearable.

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Apr 11, 2015
Dry Eye
by: Kris

I had surgery in October 2014, and on December 6 went to emergency room, because my eye was so painful. Diagnosis: severe dry eye. I have been battling this since then with artificial tears many times a day, nighttime eye gel at night and in the morning, warm compresses, eyelid massages, and anti-inflammatory medications. I have had floaters like spiderwebs appear and scare me so much that I went back to the emergency room, only to be told that there was nothing wrong. A follow up with my doctor had him inserting a punctal plug, which hurt terribly and gave me a headache all the next day. I was literally in agony every day after that, but he paid no attention and seemed annoyed that I had e-mailed him so many times about my up-and-down pain. I finally was was lucky enough to be referred to an inflammation specialist (not by my doctor, but by a different one who I had called for another opinion). Again, nothing was found, but she told me that the plug was not set right and was rubbing on my eye. No wonder I had more pain. Anyway, things do seem much better now. I am going to follow up with a dry-eye specialist. Long story short, hang in there. Don't give up. It will get better with time. Definitely go to someone who specializes in dry eye.

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