i have been going through the ringer for the last two years regarding my right eye.
the left eye is legally blind, i am a creative by trade, and life appears to be falling apart with my vision going down the drain.
here's what's happening:
strong ghosting, a lot of glare streaks, light sensitivity in the right eye only.
the ghost images move, depending on where i look and how far open my eyelid is.
this goes on all the time, with maybe a day per week where it isn't so bad.
i wear glasses, am far sighted, my lenses are progressives.
when it first started happening, it would be a sudden change, like a film covering my field of vision.
it would come and stay for some hours and then disappear, maybe every three days. went to my eye doc, who said i had dry eye.
started lubricating drops - no change.
it became more frequent and i asked to see an ophthomologist, who said my meibomian glands were not functioning properly, rx'd restasis drops and recommended compresses and lid hygiene, also omega-3 supplements. did all that, still am doing it (sans restasis, since long term use is not recommended/eye pressure), no change.
was referred to a corneal specialist, who basically just made me mad. he offered nothing. my impression is that he thought i was making a mountain out of a molehill, that i was not being truthful when i tried to explain to what extend my vision was affected by "?".
what i think:
i don't think this is dry eye. i think there is something going on with the muscles in my eye not focusing. i have googled this extensively and want to rule out things like MS, graves disease, something wrong with the optic nerve, etc., and am very disappointed to not be taken seriously with this line of questions - and i have asked numerous times. other symptoms that might tie into a diagnosis are some muscle weakness and heat intolerance. have those.
the information i find on dry eye does include the possibility of blurry vision, ghosting, etc, but does not stress this. also: the vision difficulties are not changed one bit by the addition of lubrication, by blinking, and so forth.
my next step will be to get my thyroid checked to see if anything shows up there.
other things i have done: started hormone replacement (b/c that is said to be a tie-in to dryness), lutein, vitA, apple cider vinegar lid washes (that actually feels good), more rest, computer-less days, nothing has helped.
there's a lot riding on this eye and i really need to find a solution.
if anyone can help, i would love to have your input.
many thanks for reading.