Our dry eye community member says she has sudden dry eye with redness that flares ups every 3 to 5 days. It starts out itchy and it gets red and veiny, then redness subsides but the conjunctiva swells.
I actually feel that you might have an allergy to something. When your eyes are itchy a lot of the time, yes they can be dry, but itchiness is just a telltale sign of allergies. Also, the fact that your conjunctiva is swelling, we see that with allergies more than anything. I’m guessing that you have something around your house, a detergent that you are using, a soap that you are using, something is causing you to have an allergic reaction to it. I feel like that’s more of the issue than dry eyes. The number 1 treatment for that is just finding out what it is, and remove the problem. You may have to do a little digging but that’s what I would start with.
Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler
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