I've noticed for awhile that my lower inner eyelids are fairly red. My eyes don't itch and my eye doc doesn't think my dry eye is from allergies (am allergic to dust mites, mold, etc). I mentioned the redness last time I saw her. She looked at them, but then we got onto another topic and I realize she never addressed my concern about the redness. I have severe aqueous deficiency (have all 4 ducts plugged), but wonder if maybe there is also an allergy component going on that is making things worse.
I use Refresh PM at night as well as during the day. Could the ingredients in this be causing the redness? I know it's not suppose to be good to use ointments, but it's the only thing that gives me relief for an extended period of time. Drops that used to work (non preserved) don't seem to help anymore and seem to be irritating to my eyes. GenTeal gel burns so can't use that instead of ointment. I put a little ointment in the corner of my eyes several times a day most days, including at night. It doesn't give me blurriness, just melts into my eye and coats it which seems to make my tears last longer. I frequently even get a little moisture on my eyes, which of course feels really good!