About a year ago I started noticing changes to my eye sight (I had Lasik done in 2006 and have had 20/15 since!!) So last September when I started noticing that my vision was blurry something didn't feel right. In literally a few months I had the worst eye pain, gritty feeling to my eyes, heavy eyelids, severe light sensativity/glare and of course the blurriness. I went to 3 different ophthalmologists who told me that my eyes are 100% healthy and that I see extremely well and to just put artificial tears for the dryness. It was very very frustrating!!
I started researching A LOT about my symptoms and realized I needed to find a dry eye specialist (I live in Europe so wasnt sure if they even existed) Fast forward a year later, after seeing all the past doctors who did nothing, I finally found a dry eye specialist who examined my condition fully...it was noted I had MGD and papillary conjunctivitis (tiny bumps under my upper eyelids likely due to some sort of allergy since I hadnt worn co tacts in over 15yrs!) that were causing my DES. I did in office procedures with a heating device (heating goggles) and MG extraction for a few months which was wonderful..I felt like my vision was 100% back with no symptoms...but the effects would only last a few months at a time. Started Restasis (just completed my 3rd month) and I can say that the only symptoms that are still lingering are occasional blurriness and light sensativity/glare (but not as intense as before I even knew I had DES). Hoping by 6 months things improve even more. I am curious about a few things:
1) has anyone here have (or has had) papillary conjunctivitis and how was it treated in your case?
2) my most annoying symptom is light sensativity/glare especially during dusk hours outside...has anyone experienced this and what has worked to help with symptoms? I notice if I put sunglasses on my eyes definitly feel more relaxed but it's frustrating to have this symptom as soon as I step outside.
3) also would love to hear experiences with IPL as I am considering doing for my MGD.
So glad to have found this community! Thanks for all the help!