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Posted by: Marilyn Fourie | 04/05/2020

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Constant red itchy lower lid & pussy eye (right eye which is weak eye)

Constant red itchy lower lid & pussy eye. 2 years ago went to Opthalmologist who prescribed Artelac Intense Moisture and I use Artelac Allergy drops. Sometimes it helps, most times not. Cannot take a wind or draught on my weak eye then becomes red, pussy and sore. Wear sunglasses when outside and wear reading glasses as right eye is weak and sees near and left eye strong and sees much further. Battling with this problem now for over 3 years cannot get anyone to help. I even tried Artelac Intense Moisture as well for both eyes. What now?

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Posted 28/05/2020

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You may have "dry eye" syndrome or Sjogrens syndrome, and your tears are not lubricating the eye ball sufficiently. You also may have a weakness of the eyelid called Ectropion which causes the eye to dry out more easily. Best to get the Ophthalmologist to check your eyes again. Sometimes surgery helps.
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