Sunday, May 29, 2011
Last week was busy with red irritated eye visits. This time of year, seems like allergies are a big problem, and lots of physicians prescribe allergy eye drops. This one patient, we will call J., 45 year old who lived about thirty miles from us, had seen 3 doctors. Each had diagnosed an allergy, and each doctor prescribed something different. When she came to the office, we noticed a distinct haze on the front surface of each eye (cornea). This was also making her vision blurry. No pain, no itch, no watery eyes, no contact lenses ever worn. After one look, we figured this was a corneal dystrophy most likely causing dry eye and blurry vision. This case can also be treated with contact lenses to help with vision. After a week of treatment, J. was back to normal, but will need periodic treatment to keep everything clear and moist.