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something stuck in eye

Postby elspeth » Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:11 pm

and i don't know what exactly could be causing it...
don't know if its dry eyes but doubt it is
had many checks by diff docs but they didn't find anything
started like about 3 mths back
since inserted temp plugs
but its gone now..
don't know if its allergy to some lacilube ointment but have since stopped using completely.
itchiness occurred onli imm after plugs inserted into lower ducts and then went back and applied lacrilube as it was still dry then stopped using it
but till now its this foreign body sensation thing and its onli on left eye
could it be cornea rubbing against the eyelid? coz i have a scar on both corneas frm lasik... what's caused the scar?

btw glenn why do u consider and know so much about lasik when u're not even a doc? may i ask?
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Postby LasikExpert » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:23 am

You should have your eye doctor check to verify that the punctal plugs are properly positioned and check for dry eye symptoms. We have a detailed article about Lasik and Dry Eye Treatment that you may find helpful.

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Postby elspeth » Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:49 am

i doubt if its dry eyes
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Aug 30, 2006 2:34 pm

What has the doctor said? Has a tear breakup time and Shirmer test been performed?
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Postby peakaboo » Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:49 am

I had lasik about a month ago and had this problem for a few days...turned out it was an ingrown eyelash. Happened twice actually. My wife plucked it out for me and no problems since. I believe the thick milky eyedrops (part mineral oil) may have contributed to this. I only use Refresh Plus now and haven't had the problem since.
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Postby elspeth » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:41 am

hey mine's the same case as yours
it was actually when i applied this lacrilube ointment after the temp punctal plug insertion which was done properly that i felt this same sensation which has been bugging me for the past 3-4mths to date...

before, i had also used the ointment as prescribed by my doc who did the lasik for me... however another doc which was in private practice and more experienced and renowned told me not to dose my eyes with too many types and too much eyedrops as the own natural tears were the best. he prescibed restasis and it helped in a way but not for this current problem. and he also gave me some steroid eye drops - fml.

and yes it was this same doc who did a tear break up instead of the usual shirmer's done by other docs... in fact he was the first one to do the tear break up...
just wondering does a scar on the cornea cause this? or the cornea rubbing against the lowereyelid
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Postby elspeth » Sun Sep 03, 2006 8:08 am

300 views but no replies
sad,...

:(
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:06 am

Both a scar on the cornea or something on the eyelid can cause a foreign body sensation. It seems very likely that your doctors would have checked for both.

It is possible that there is a nerve disruption causing you to have the sensation of something when there is nothing there. Does the sensation remain when the doctor applies numbing drops?
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Postby elspeth » Sat Sep 09, 2006 9:44 am

there is a scar on my cornea which 2 docs said that for a lasik op, if its being done well enough by a reputable doc, there will be no scar and someone wouldn't even be able to tell if i've had lasik even though i did it even under examination thru a slitlamp microscope of my eye.
another 2 docs told me the scar is just normal and a standard outcome of lasik op... huh? as they told me most lasik patients after they have had lasik done there will be this scar.
and i believe the first 2 docs are more renowned and reputable than the 2nd 2 docs...
one of the 1st 2 docs told me that lasik is an art meaning to say if done or executed perfectly there wouldn't be a scar and thankfully he told me that the scar wasn't in the middle but at the bottom edge of the cornea.
if not i would have vision problems.
anyway do you think I should go see a professor in refractive surgery or something coz so far i've only seen consultants... be it in private or public practice... public as in a government funded hospital...
1 of the 2nd grp of docs as mentioned above gave me lid care wipes and told me to clean my eye lids and surrounding area regularly after my consultation with him. he actually pulled out a few eyelid hairs at the inner corner of my left eye where i told him i was feeling the 'somthin' that was stuck or a foreign body sensation.
however, the feeling is still there especially so under aircon or windy conditions. or whenever i don't have enough sleep.
as for the numbing drops , i believe all or most of the docs i've visited have applied them at least one time or another as you know i've visited qutie a no. of diff docs in hope to solve my problem. and I still don't know if its dry eyes or something else.
what exactly are numbing drops? you mean as in thsoe that dilate yr pupils during a cyclopegic refraction test? or is it steroid eyedrops? or something else? i don't know exactly what u mean by numbing drops.
restasis did help with the dry eye part of my problem initially and i 'm gonna continue getting more of it. and that's the burning sensation feeling..
this other feeling of something stuck is a totally diff thing... i realised and noticed it only started after my temp punctal plugs were inserted.
it was like there 's this collection of tears at the inner corner of both eyes.
i also noticed this lump on my inner conrner of my left eye and told the docs i visited but they all said its perfectly fine.
the last test on my shirmers was abit on the low side although not very and for the tear break up test it did break up near the scar.
the temp plugs actually gave me more discomfort that help with the dry eyes as it didn't help at all. it has dissolved anyway and i went for syringing and a lcrimal duct xray called a dacrocystogram to ensure that was nothing left in the punctal ducts. however ... the feeling is stil there as if somethin's stuck.
i sincerely hope someone is able to help or give some gd advice. although i know this medium over the internet is not a suitable option when i should be seeing an eye doc.
lasik expert or glenn, hope you don't have a hard time reading as i'm just blaring out... heha... sory...
any inputs would be gd...
later on i might like to ask you for advice on enhancements as i'm thinking of doing it as i'm still having haloes starbursts ard light sources at nite and i can't focus on white fonts on a black tv screen or like in the movies theatre... probably due to large pupil and small ablation zone...
oh yes btw even when there's nothing on my eyelid i still feel the sensation that i've been talkin about.
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Postby elspeth » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:24 am

sorry if its too long hope you don't mind
pls reply soon... thanks...
take your time to read...
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:55 am

I must admit that I'm a bit at a loss for what information I can provide. Perhaps I missed your specific question, but it appears that you have been evaluated by four doctors, and I dare say they are going to be much better able to advise you on what you need. I will, of course, research a response to any question you may have.
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Postby elspeth » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:05 am

all rite what numbing drops are u referring to?
perhaps you can let me know which sites do u do yr research at so that i can visit them too
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Postby elspeth » Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:07 am

all e docs say i'm totally fine when actually i am suffering
ok do u think visiting a professor would help instead of just a consultant in ranking of doctors... do professors have more in depth exp?
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Postby LasikExpert » Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:31 pm

What may be helpful is seeking the evaluation of a different sub-specialist. If the foreign object sensation is caused by a disruption of the nerves that send the foreign body sensation to the brain, it may be appropriate for a neuro-ophthalmologist to see you.

You can spend a lot of time bouncing from one doctor to another. It makes more sense to find someone who is knowledgeable and able to corodinate your care. Your family physician may be able to do this, your general ophthalmologist, or your Lasik surgeon. The key would be coordination of information. Four individual doctors who don't know what the other has found or eliminated is not the same as four individual doctors comparing information.
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Postby elspeth » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:22 pm

wow i didnt' know there was such a thing as neuro-doc for eyes
unfortunately i doubt thre's one in my country
and let alone the docs collaborating with one another
i don't think that's possible as each doc would definitely want more business
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