Excited first time poster!
I'm very excited at the moment for two reasons!
Firstly, I found this forum! It's so nice to read other people's stories and know there's a community out there that understands what I'm going through. I actually know nobody else with dry eye and as all of you know it's a very difficult condition to explain.
Secondly...I've found the whole grail (and hopefully just not a dry eye induced mirage of one)...an opthamologist who actually seems to care and know what he's doing!
I've been suffering with dry eye and blepharitis for 5 years. Went to a public sector opthamologist and got shrugged shoulders and a bottle of artelac. My eye drop collection has grown into an impressive arsenal since then! However, my eyes have been getting progressively worse, and the doc had no recommendations except use more drops. At the moment I use them every 10 minutes or so.
They got so bad recently that I could no longer read...a bit of a nuisance when I'm trying to write my thesis!Desperation led me to a private opthamologist and I'm kicking myself for not splurging on a third opinion years ago.
My new doc's attitude was 'that's pretty severe; but don't worry we'll sort it'. He used more eye tests that I've seen in my life; diagnosed an underlying condition; and told me the drops I had been told to take before were actually aggravating this condition! Within half an hour he had a treatment plan for the next 9 months. I'm not expecting miracles but I've never had a treatment plan before! So even though they are quite bad now, I have a bit of hope that I'll be able to manage the condition better in the future!
Sorry for making you read such a long post...I just couldn't help myself!
Last edited by Súil Eile; 25-Aug-2010 at 20:49.
The eye altering, alters all - William Blake