So I contracted conjunctivitis last year, approximately around august. At first I did not seek medical help, because someone had told me that it usually goes away by itself, it just takes a little longer. I waited about 3 weeks and it wasn't getting any better at all, so I finally went to the doctor and they prescribed me 1 eye drop (can't remember the name, but it was a fairly weak one) which didn't help at all, so I went back to the doctor and they gave me another eye drop called Tobrazone to get bacteria out of the eye and an ointment Chloromycetin. I was taking these for several weeks, and it was getting better then I stopped the medicines because they had told me I can't use them for too long.
The eyes felt better for a short time then the problem started to come back. I visited the eye doctor again and she said it's a virus not bacterial and the reason for my blurred vision are some spots all over my eyes (she looked deep in my eyes with the ophthalmoscope) that are like scars caused by the virus. Then she said it looks like the scars had started to heal but then cracked back open because I have been rubbing my eyes (they were itching at times and rubbing them also made my vision slightly better for a short time). She told me I must take Tobrazone for 2 weeks again, together with Oftagel (contains "Karbomer") to moisturize the eyes, and then she prescribed Opnol (Dexamethasone) which I was to use for 2-3 weeks along with the continious use of Oftagel. She said Opnol is not really supposed to be used for that long but that it's important we keep bacterias out of the eye.
I did like she said and the eye vision was getting slightly better again, but just like before once I was off the medicines it slowly returned..
By the way, my country has public health care, and for some reason I was under the impression these doctors I have been saying were incompetent so I consulted a private eye clinic (this was about 1 month ago). They confirmed that it's a virus, and they confirmed the spots on my eyes as well. They even took photographs of the eye lens and showed me on the screen. He said the spots are really deep in the lens and it can take several months for this to go away. He also said that although it's not official, he has been an eye doctor for 20 some years and he believes that even though the steroid drops that I was given from the earlier doctors relieves the blurryness and makes the eye feel better temporarily, it also delays the healing of the scars. So he reccomends I quit taking them. He gave me one bottle of Systane for dry eye relief which does not make the blurryness better but it makes the eye feel a little better.
Well he said that the condition I have is not so common, but it does happen to some people. So I've been of very bad luck I guess. And since it's viral there is nothing we can do but to let it run its course and wait for the scars to heal. Is this true?? I've had this for over 6 months now, and I know they said it can take several months to go away but is there really nothing else I can do?? Is it possible they have diagnosed me wrong and this is something else?