Paediatric dry eye
Hi Thanasis! My daughter has had severe dry eye since she was 11 years old and now she is 13 so you are not alone and we send you our warmest greetings from London!
It is important that the ophthalmologists examine and monitor your eye surface very closely, and your intraocular pressure, and any inflammation, because a paediatric dry eye surface is more vulnerable. I am worried that you are not mentioning sensations in your eyes like pain or burning because in our experience this suggests a paediatric eye response to surface problems and inflammation rather the adult responses you will read about here.
Important: can you tell us right now if your cornea has veins into the iris? is your eye pressure checked regularly? do you ever have difficulty seeing in bright light or looking up?
We saw many confused ophthalmologists before getting diagnosis and help in a specialist eye hospital from a paediatric ophthalmologist who understands inflammation and corneal disease (rare).
Please show this to your parents. I found an optician with an ophthalmoscope attached to a computer screen so I could see the vascularised surface myself and realised the ophthalmologists had been hiding their ignorance. If there is vascularisation into the cornea, punctate keratopathy or inflammation, this needs to be controlled right now. You also need frequent eye tests to check your vision.
Glad to PM. This is because littlemermaid's case is tricky and we love our docs and don't want to hurt them in public.
Best wishes to you - I sincerely hope you find a wonderful eye specialist soon.
Paediatric ocular rosacea ~ primum non nocere