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Removal of glare from the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello about 4 yrs ago I had a small metal partical stuck in my eye and it wouldnt wash or rinse away so the captain of the ship I was working on told the deck officer to try to remove it but he didnt have much luck so after some digging out what he thought was the foriegn body with a dental tool/pick and making an ulcer I had to have an eye surgeon perform two more surgerys to remove other metal rust that formed. To this day I suffer from eye strain intermittent tearing and lower eye lash area spasm when exposed to bright light and night time lights too . I have been told its called a glare . also told that the scar tissue leftover from the ulcer and digging around is not in my line of vision but is causing the glare and strain. So is this possible and what can be done to get rid of the glare? Thanks for your time
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
Doctor :   May i know which part of the eye was involved ?
User :   Hi dr I dont type and I cant type fast enough to get the answer I requested with out running out of time so could please tell me what you think I can do to releive my strain and tearing. Thanks vfb2
Doctor :   yes, can you please help me by giving this important information ?
User :   the nine oclock position of cornea
Doctor :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   here it is
Doctor :   you can get rid of the tearing and irritation bey applying FLUR eye drops which reduces the inflammation
Doctor :   and also with MOISOL drops which reduce the irritation
Doctor :   i advice you to apply the MOISOL first and then followed by FLUR after an hour or two
Doctor :   Both will help to combat the tears and irritation
Doctor :   and as far the vision is considered it is very difficult get it to the normal
User :   what about when im driving ?
Doctor :   i mean about the glare
Doctor :   the same drops will help
Doctor :   actually you have to use the drops twice a day
Doctor :   an additional dose before driving is ok
User :   so its best to carry these droops with me?
Doctor :   and the glare is due to scattering of the refracted light from the distorted corneal surface
Doctor :   yes, thats right carry them with you
User :   glare again please
Doctor :   Over dose of MOISOL is not a problem but take care with FLUR ( not more than 4 times a day )
Doctor :   glare is due to scattering of the light rays through the damaged surface of the cornea
Doctor :   sinnce its not in the direction of the vision hence not a serious problem
User :   is there anhthing i can do about glare besides sunglasses
Doctor :   but if you want to get rid of it corneal transplant is the only choice
Doctor :   and its a surgery , it will surely cure all your problems to nil
User :   Ok doc thankyou for your answers and helping me.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide your feedback
User :   I went to an eye optomitrist and he said It shouldnt be a problem but it is and your answers were more helpfu than his thnnksagain
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
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