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I have reoccurring episcleritis and have to avoid going outside. It's more often in the winter. Any advice/suggestions?

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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lubricate

Try aggressive lubrication with preservative free tears one drop every 1- 3 hours all day, warm compresses, oral omega-3's.
The environment during the weather and heating systems my be drying the air and your eyes out more.

In brief: Lubricate

Try aggressive lubrication with preservative free tears one drop every 1- 3 hours all day, warm compresses, oral omega-3's.
The environment during the weather and heating systems my be drying the air and your eyes out more.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. David Medford
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Accurate Diagnosis?

Simple episcleritis is, by definition typically seen in 30-40 yr women.
Lasts 2-4 weeks, causes no damage, just redness, tearing, and slight eye discomfort. Most often treated with cooled artificial tears, sunglasses, perhaps NSAID orally, mild steroid drops may be needs for a very brief time (days). If this is not you, then perhaps the diagnosis needs further investigation.

In brief: Accurate Diagnosis?

Simple episcleritis is, by definition typically seen in 30-40 yr women.
Lasts 2-4 weeks, causes no damage, just redness, tearing, and slight eye discomfort. Most often treated with cooled artificial tears, sunglasses, perhaps NSAID orally, mild steroid drops may be needs for a very brief time (days). If this is not you, then perhaps the diagnosis needs further investigation.
Dr. David Medford
Dr. David Medford
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