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    Well, as some of you know, I've had right eye pain since my eyes went dry 1 & 1/2 years ago (which was probably caused by a sinus infection and my chronic myofascial pain - myofascial tightening around lacrimal gland).

    After lasik, my right eye always felt like there was something in the outer right corner of my cornea (and right eye in general) and with the dry eye, I developed severe pain in that area. AMT surgery helped with the pain on the conjunctiva, but not the really bad pain on the cornea (Neurontin has helped).

    I think my right eye has a closer fit to my eyelid (or, said another way, the right eye protrudes a bit). There is no way to take a test for this, just observations over the past 5 & 1/2 years that I have had this pain.

    A few reasons why I believe this:
    - contacts were never very comfortable in my right eye (before or after surgery) and the contact moves down on my eye when I blink and then slowly goes back up to the cornea after (so it's constantly moving up and down with every blink).
    - before I had AMT the doctor didn't understand why my right eye hurt on the right conjunctiva and not the left when they both had the same amount of wrinkling. After surgery, now the outside of my eye isn't in as nearly as much pain, especially at night. My left eye is clinically drier and does not have pain on the conjunctiva, only the regular dry-eye type of pain.

    I am still double plugged in my right eye only to give my eye so many tears to create a barrier. If I try wearing a contact now it makes it hurt even worse.

    My physical therapist (I have chronic myofascial pain in the lower part of my body that I developed last year - I've had it in my upper body for the past 13 years) is a specialist in cranial sacral, focusing on the head and he's going to try and move my eye back toward my head. We'll see about that one. I'll believe it when I feel it. My body doesn't react like other peoples'. But he as done more for me than any PT in the past 13 years. He's blind, and he has a gift.

    So, how's that one. Weird huh?

  • #2
    Hi Chris. It's good to hear from you. I began cranial sacral therapy along with chiropractic care a few months ago so I'm really interested in hearing how things progress for you- now that I know what it is . I have upper spine, neck and myofascial issues which will take time to correct.

    Let's get together soon.

    "People may not always remember exactly what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel." ~ Unknown


    • #3
      Sounds good Cindy. I'm doing better than I was the last time I saw you.

      For anyone with sinus problems: My physical therapist did some myofascial release in my forhead and completely drained my sinsuses right then. He also showed me a technique to do myself and it's been working.

      It helped relieve some pressure in the eye/sinus area. It doesn't bring more tears, but was much more comfortable.



      • #4

        Can you give me some guidelines on myosfascial release for sinus pain behind eye that i could do at home..regards..cb.


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          myofascial pain after lasik

          I had fibromyalgia for years .. but it was under control .. never affected my face or eyes ... till I had lasik .. and that was over 2 years ago. With the onset of lasik induced dry eyes came really bad eye muscle pain and stiffness in the eye muscles .. they seem resistant to moving and I get terrible pain at the top of the eyeball around the tear glands and all the muscles round my eye area and temple are so tense and often go into spasm .. I also get pain in the back of my neck and jaw and sinuses too it seems all linked... does this sound familiar ..? My eyes also look different .. they feel and look inflamed and the right eye .. the worse one, is closed up a bit and the top lid is lower (droops a bit) than it was before Lasik... worse when the eye ball pain is bad... What sort of specialist do I Lasik surgeon is baffled... and I have given up on him.. advice would be so appreciated