Simple Excision for Conjunctivochalasis
Dear Dr. Latkany,
I have pretty much gotten my dry eye problems under control. Lingering issue is a foreign body sensation in my right eye where there is a very noticeable wrinkle on the sclera, that my lower lit hits. When I pull the lid away from the eye, the sensation goes away.
I am curious as to what you've seen with regards to simple excisions of the conjunctiva.
What are the possible worst-case side effects, and what is the success rate?
Also, does the problem come back with a vengeance if not done correctly?
Thank you so much for your time,
Just posting a response to my original question, as I have seen an expert in the field of chalasis and he says I have a very mild case. So, I'm changing gears.
He said he was dumbfounded at the amount of follicular conjunctivitis that I had. He's the sixth doctor I've seen and I cannot believe no one has ever said anything to me about this before.
I was prescribed oral doxy 100 mg BID.
Have you seen cases of follicular conjunctivitis that do not fully resolve? The doctor said to be prepared to wait, as sometimes this does not clear up right away.
Here I am replying to my own message yet again.
An update - we have just discovered that we have black mold growing in a wall in our master bathroom, which is about 6 feet from my bed where I sleep at night.
Can black mold cause a reaction such as severe conjunctivitis?? If so I think this could explain a lot for me (my allergy testing revealed that I am very allergic to mold).
Yes it can
And it is not that uncommon.
Did you receive answer from Dr. Latkany? I don't see one. I am inNY, and I have an app't to see him onMonday. I'm also scheduled to see another corneal specialist. How are your eyes?
Hopefully they are fine and hopefully I was able to help you.