We’re off to our third trip in 2 weeks to the opthamalogist tomorrow because my daughter’s eyes have reacted to something. 2 weeks ago she came home and her eyes were all bloodshot, weeping, and burning. She also complained that the light hurt her eyes. Then the left lid started swelling up and she couldn’t open her eye.
The opthamalogist thought that she might be allergic to her contact lens solution because it’s been known to cause problems in people. He prescribed optical antibiotics and steroids. After another day of agony, she woke up and her eyes were clear. The opthamalogist deemed her “cured” and said that she could start wearing her contact lenses again after 24 hours, but to open up a brand new pair and use the new contact lens solution.
That was over a week ago. Today she came home and her left eye is swollen shut again. She said that her eyes felt a little itchy that morning and that they’d gotten progressively worse all day.
We have another appointment tomorrow morning, but I don’t think in my gut that she’s allergic to the solution. For one thing, she’s been using the solution without incidence for several years. Secondly, her symptoms usually begin in the morning, after her contacts have been out all night (she never wears them to bed), and they get progressively worse during the day.
I’ve already gotten hypoallergenic pillows and blankets. I’ve washed her sheets with TideFree and perfume free dryer sheets. Her blood tests came back and she’s allergic to grasses and trees. We have a 9 year old dog.
I’m kind of at my wits’ end here because I can’t figure out what’s going on with here eyes.