I have had chronic red eyes now for about two months. I have sought medical help from 2 opthamologists ...had my eyes dilated....from this they found i have a over growth of blood vessels...a spot that i have had for two years and there has been no change....tested for dry eyes which was negative. i have been and three different steriod drops....allergy drops with great strides made with all of this. i haven't worn my contacts.....have stopped all drops over the counter and prescibed........and was told i could have some sort of Blephartis...possible ocular roseca...and maybe my contacts were not fitted right. How long can i expect to have this..... and should i seek more medical advise from another opthamologists......i also tested negative for dry eyes.
Thank you for the info but i still have a few questions that i would highly appreciate a answer to. For the past few years i have used a over the counter eye drop (allergy) to take away the redness. Which it did but in my own opinion i thnk this also may have either caused the problem i have or added to it. The doctor that said I MAY have ocular rosesca said he wasn't sure if it was that or just over use of my contacts which again i haven't worn in weks. Again thr main question i have is if the over the counter drops could have caused the chronic red eyes and will just need time to clear up.
Thank you for any feedback you can give
1. You can cause chronic redness by prolonged use of Visine like products however after 4-6 weeks off of the drops the eye should return to normal. It doesn't cause permanent redness.
2. Its important to know if you have acne roseacea. If the Eye MD can't tell if you do or not see a dermatologist.
3. Lots of long clinical experience makes me feel at least a borderline dry eye is contributing to your problems.
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