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What a pain in the Lash

For the past couple of months my eyes have been driving me nuts. This is nothing new...I've actually landed myself in the ER by rubbing my eye too hard. (Ten years ago...don't judge.)

But finally I deemed my current eye agony unbearable and went to an ophthalmologist. He found a couple of fine eyelashes growing inward, which he plucked out, and he prescribed a very spendy bottle of eyedrops. He says he doesn't think the lashes were the main problem...but I'm thinking they might have been. The eye felt better right away.

Hopefully after the swelling goes down they can fix me up with some glasses to help my see my computer better.

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elena_62
Jan. 22nd, 2015 11:26 am (UTC)
Uh, I've never heard of eyelashes growing inward. I hope you'll feel better now.
If your eyes are sore or red, sprinkle your closed eyes with cold water for some minutes and as you dry them rotated your eyes, you'll feel immediately refreshed.

Be well!

Antonella
engarian
Jan. 22nd, 2015 12:48 pm (UTC)
Ouch! No fun. The eyedrops my eye doctor recommends I use are ridiculously expensive ($25 for a tiny bottle), but I have to admit that they work the treat for my eyes and they actually do last quite a long time. I hope your eyes calm down now. It's no fun being unable to clearly see the computer screen.

- Erulisse (one L)
digthewriter
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
I bought Psycop book 3 on audiobook yesterday. I LOVE how snarky the main character is. I just love him so much.
marasmine
Jan. 22nd, 2015 05:58 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I had a blocked tear duct once because I hadn't been rubbing my eyes enough...

Hope the drops work. Some nice cheap eyewash might help as well. Maybe a cold/chilled damp cloth as an eye mask? Cheap eye wash soaked cloth mask might be even better.
thrace_adams
Jan. 22nd, 2015 10:38 pm (UTC)
OH WOW - OUCH :(((( I'm glad the docs were able to figure it out and give you some drops. Hopefully you will continue to feel better <3333 Katherine
tameiki
Jan. 23rd, 2015 02:29 am (UTC)
Although I didn't have to see an ophthalmologist, about a year ago I developed the same thing with eyelashes growing inward. Once I plucked them out, my eyes felt immediately better. Then, it started happening again. This time I found eyelashes in the inner corner of my eyes. Again, after I plucked them out my eyes felt a million times better.

Now, I just keep watch for those errant eyelashes and grab the tweezers I keep sterilized just for these things.

I'm glad you found out what the problem was. As I get older, I'm finding hair growing in the strangest places... XD
hanarobi
Jan. 23rd, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
this happened to my secretary last year and the area around the lash ulcerated. So much pain. My sympathies! Glad you have gotten relief.
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