My eyes were now glued shut in the morning. They itched and burned and felt gravelly, throughout the day. They seeped infection for days at a time.
I saw opthalmologist, Dr. C. He said I did not have an infection. He said I had a dry eye condition, resulting from the drying up of my mucosa, post-surgery. The exudate, he said, was not infection, but mucous. The eyes were attempting to lubricate themselves. I would now have to use artificial tears. Another physical condition caused by the unnecessary surgery—another product I needed to buy.
I soon discovered that none of the commercial products worked very well. The best of them was a homeopathic product called Similasan Dry Eye Relief. But my dryness was not your run-of-the-mill dryness. I began researching natural remedies on the Internet. I found and ordered the Ayurvedic product, Triphala . Eye washes prepared from the tablets provided the best relief. Eventually, I would make eye washes with the herbs Eyebright, Chervil and Fennel, which also help to alleviate inflammatory swelling under the eyes. And I discovered Natural Opthalmics Homeopathic Women’s Dry Eye drops.