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?