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Hi Johnny,

I understand what it's like to be desperate for answers when you're dealing with red eyes. I don't know if my situation may pertain to yours...there are some similarities... but there are things about your situation that also throw me a bit. I have pingeculas in each eye which cause eye irritation and redness. These are small yellow/white calluses on the whites of the eye that are caused usually from prolonged sun exposure and are usually harmless. They are fairly common and are more common in older folks but can occur in younger people as well. They do not go away on their own but can be removed if they cause excessive irritation and they sometimes grow overtime which is why irritation or redness can seem to get worse. They often appear in the corners of the eyes and can be associated with a lot of visible red veins and eye redness/irritation. The pingeculas themselves can usually be seen if you look at your eye closely and may appear as a small area of yellowish discoloration on the surface of your eye. The only reason I thought you might have this is because you said the condition gets a bit better with the steam of a shower as it probably would since this condition can often cause dry eye and since it can prevent tears from smoothly covering your eye surface....thus, the steam can temporarily clear it up. Also, you said you have some type of film that collects in your lid...this could be do to dry eye...or your tears drying up and becoming rather sticky. Well just a thought and maybe something for you to look into. I know I had red eyes for a long time before my Eye doctor verified this condition and it was only after I asked him about it. Well if you look into it and you think you may have this...let me know and I will post some more info. for you as well as info. on surgery options. The only thing that doesn't make sense to me is about your eye becoming bright red with sneezing and in water? Well, maybe this info will help...good luck P.S you can also look up Pterygium which is the same as pingecula except Pteryguim is usually a little bit larger and is covering or touching surface of the cornea. You should be able to find pictures on-line.
[QUOTE=Christyoc;2914078]I have pingeculas in each eye which cause eye irritation and redness. These are small yellow/white calluses on the whites of the eye that are caused usually from prolonged sun exposure and are usually harmless. They are fairly common and are more common in older folks but can occur in younger people as well. They do not go away on their own but can be removed if they cause excessive irritation and they sometimes grow overtime which is why irritation or redness can seem to get worse. They often appear in the corners of the eyes and can be associated with a lot of visible red veins and eye redness/irritation. The pingeculas themselves can usually be seen if you look at your eye closely and may appear as a small area of yellowish discoloration on the surface of your eye. [/QUOTE]



Christy, my lasik eye doctor said I have sun damage in my eyes too. And that's what's causing my chronic red eyes.

But he said this condition cannot be cured. The only way I can prevent it from getting worse is to wear sunglasses all the time.

So right now my eyes are always red and dry. Did your doctor say there's a way to cure it? Please let me know because my red eyes are killing me. I have red eyes 24/7. Even if I put lubricant drops, the red eyes don't go away.





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