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Irritation in the eye due to allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, Im 26 yrs old and was diagnosed with keratoconus when i was 16. A couple months ago i started getting eye irritation and when i went to the Dr. it was due to giant papillary conjunctiva. He prescribed me various anti-inflammatory drops (pataday,fluorometholone,antihistamines Alaway). A couple weeks later i went back and didn't have it anymore but ever since then under my eyes have been swelling a lot especially my right eye especially where the lacrimal duct is and it doesn't really go away even if i sleep elevated, drink water, creams etc. It doesn't itch I just sometimes get mucus threads and it was to see if theres any recommendations?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   do you have excess tears ?
Doctor :   or any visual issues now ?
User :   no i dont wear contacts or use glasses since my right is the one with most astigmatism but my left eye compensates for reading so it doesn't bother me. Just in the mornings its kind of watery and i get the mucus threads but this happened since i got the conjunctiva irristation.
Doctor :   so u dont get excess mucus in the later part of the day?
User :   yea sometimes but its more when i wake up
Doctor :   thats nothing to worry
Doctor :   thats usually ok, if u have slight mucus
User :   is there anything that can reduce undereye swelling because i didnt have it prior to the irritation which happened at the end of oct
Doctor :   but if you have it in excess, like complete stickying of the eyelids, it would indicate decreased synthesis of lacrimal fluid , which results in thick secretion
Doctor :   you can use a drops called clear eyes
User :   is there a particular one that i should get or can i use any type of that brand
Doctor :   clear eyes is a brand of eye drops
Doctor :   may i know where you reside ?
User :   puerto rico
Doctor :   in that case Clear eyes is available there
Doctor :   it is available all over the US and canada
User :   yea ive seen it but theres different indications like triple action relief etc under the same brand so it was to see if i can get any one of that brand name
Doctor :   yes ,
Doctor :   any drops of clear eyes will help
User :   ok thanks. are there any recommended eye creams for puffiness?
Doctor :   take zyrtec for a few days to reduce any allergic factors that might be there
Doctor :   this also helps to reduce any inflammatory factors there too
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your advice
Doctor :   u are most welcome
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
Doctor :   take care and have a good day,
Doctor :   bye for now
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