Curlywhirly Fri 17-Mar-23 09:16:22
I was diagnosed with dry eye (which was really bad in one eye in particular); was prescribed eye drops and used a heated eye pad, all to no avail. After 5 years the problem was getting worse and I was suffering from continual eye infections. Finally I was referred to an eye specialist. After tests it turned out I actually had a blocked tear duct. I had surgery, which completely solved the problem. To be fair to my GP and optician (who both diagnosed dry eye) I think I do have dry eye too; both eyes run in very cold weather and when I wakeup in the morning. But it is mild and nothing like as uncomfortable as the blocked tear duct was.