What's with the eye irritation?


Posted by Geri Arts , Oct 23,2001,16:52   Archive
Two weeks after my sister had a successful set of botax injections from a neuro-opthamologist, she began to suffer from extreme irritation and itchiness setting in. This aggravated her spasms which came back despite her initial good results.

She is going back to her opthamologist because she has had these symptoms before and she thinks it's an allergic reaction to glaucoma drops. THIS HAS ONLY HAPPENED SINCE SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BEB.

She's tolerated several kinds of glaucoma drops for the past 20 years so could it be the eye problem is related to the blepharospasm?

I see a lot of this kind of discussion on this site, so would you please repeat the telling of your own experience in this regard.

Should she be using moisturizing drops and eye creams. This kind of after-care has not been discussed by either of her two specialists.

Thank you so much for being there!




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Re : What's with the eye irritation? --- Geri Arts
Posted by Delaine Inman , Oct 23,2001,17:12 Top of Thread Archive
First of all she needs to contact the doctor and let them know what is going on. BEB and dry eyes go hand and hand for many and it can be different and in varying degrees for us. Botox also can cause the eyes to be drier, it causes us to blink less often which lubricates our corneas and it can cause our eyes not to close completely and dry out while we are awake and especially while we sleep. Good eye drops and ointments can help. Covering the eyes when resting or sleeping can also help. I use Thera Tears because they work well for me, have more in each vial so I can use one tube per night instead of 2 or 3 and they have been recommended by several doctors that I see. Some people need ointments or oily drops the dryness is so bad. I used a sample of something besides Thera Tears and even with my eyes covered I got a corneal abrasion(like a cut or scratch). These are serious and can lead to corneal ulcers and infections which can lead to blindness if not treated properly. Just this past Sunday the doctor who spoke to our support group says he personally knows the person who came up with the formula for Thera Tears and he is convinced it is a great product because he knows what is in it and why it works so well. Celluvisc is oily and he says it is good and he also says Refresh Plus and ointment is good for those that Thera Tears is not the right fit for them. Hope this helps.



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Posted by catherine pender , Oct 23,2001,18:25 Top of Thread Archive
Delaine

How did you treat your abrasion to the eye. Fortunately it is not on the cornea. I have it now because my eye does not close at night. Too many other things wrong right now but if I could get this healed then I could have the botox. I am trying everything but have not even seen Tera Tears. Where did you get them?
Catherine




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Re : Re: What's with the eye irritation? --- catherine pender
Posted by Delaine Inman , Oct 23,2001,18:50 Top of Thread Archive
The covering over your eye is the cornea, so it was a corneal abrasion. The eye doctor put antibiotic ointment (big glob of it) I made it home with one eye and covered it with an eye patch for the day. I used Refresh brand of eye ointment for a couple of days and it was fine and went back to the Thera Tears. I get mine at CVS, but K-Mart and many other places have them.



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Posted by grace anne , Oct 24,2001,05:10 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Geri, I don't know anything about the glaucoma drops you are using, but the doctors have found out with me that what I put in my eyes has to be PRESERVATIVE-FREE, or else I have all kinds of itching and problems.

graceanne in port orchard




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