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Red eyes/eyelids

I have had red eyes and eyelids for several months.  Redness reducing eye drops help, but only temporarily.  I had this same problem when I was on Accutane, but it went away once i was off the drug.   Now it is back and I have been off accutane for over a year.  My eyes are not itchy, and there is no discharge to indicate pink-eye.  I was tested by an allergist for enviornmental and food allergies and all were negative.
I have switched my eye cream and eye make-up in case it was related, but it is still not better.

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517208 tn?1211644466
Dear jade000,

I would recommend that you seek the care of an eyeMD to determine whether you might have blepharitis, dermatitis, meibomitis of the eyelid margin or other condition which may be contributing to the redness.  Finding out and treating the underlying problem is better than masking the symptom by using vasoconstrictors, which reduce the redness.

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
595887 tn?1274213592
Hi Jade,

Maybe it is dry eye a condition caused by blepharitis. An optometrist
or opthalmogist would be able to diagnose if this is the problem.
Are your eyelashes falling out?
I hope this helps some.
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