I'm suffering from continued watery eyes. The whites of the eyes are reddened and slightly blood shot. The lids do not seem to have any redness even around the edges. In the beginning my eyes were very itchy. They still have some itchiness. This started just before Halloween this year and it persists in spite of having seen the eye doctor twice and the dermatologist. The eye md tried two different anti-biotic/steroidal drops over two weeks and then said it probably is ocular rosacea and gave me two drops Azacite and Lotemax. I figured at this point it wouldn't hurt to see a dermatologist before I spent $75 on the drops. He thought it looked more like allergies (I have nasal congestion and post-nasal drip) and put me on a Medrol pack which stopped the sx right away but they came back as soon as I finished the pack. At least I had a sx free Thanksgiving! I started the Lotemax on Friday and the Azacite yesterday (it wasn't available at the local pharmacy). Today my eyes actually seem worse. I look like I've been crying for two weeks and I have noticed some scratchiness on the inside of my upper right lid which wasn't there before. I have large bags under my eyes. The sub-orbital area is swollen. Still no redness of the lids. I've been reading all of the posts here and I seem to see different sx than I have, such as redness and swelling of the lids. I am following all the directions with the lid scrubs, soaks, eye wetting drops, etc. and I see no improvement. Like I said it actually seems worse!
I have to go on a job interview soon and I certainly wouldn't hire me with eyes looking this way! I'm a nurse and I really don't look healthy!
If anyone can give me suggestions I'd appreciate it. Genny