I am a 21 year old female. I was bulimic for about a year. It happens once or twice a week. I never noticed any permanent changes in my eyes throughout my episodes. However, the last time I ever binged and purged three months ago, I vomited violently. A few weeks after this, I noticed that the vessels in my sclera are indefinitely more prominent than before. Did this happen because of the continuous pressure subjected to my eyes with vomiting? Or could it just be due to many hours of reading and laptop use? I have seen an ophthalmologist and he said that there is nothing wrong with my eyes and suspect a very mild case of blepharitis or bilateral dry eyes. I am using Optive comfort solution. I would like to know if my bulimic phase could have caused the prominent vessels in my eyes, as this has not been mentioned anywhere else online.
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Thank you doctor,
I never had vision problems. I did have some mild pain initially, but that subsided with Optive use. Still, I have the redness. My eyes look normal in general. They only look red when compared to how my eyes were a few months ago. The ophthalmologist has checked my pressure and ran other tests like fluorescein etc., and all the results were normal. My main question is whether the past bulimia could be the reason for the increased prominence of the vessels or is it more likely due to other reasons? In your past patient experiences, could vomiting cause permanent change to the eye? Please explain.
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Keep using Optive comfort eye drops at least three times a day for dry eyes.Preventive measures:
Prevent prolonged use of laptops and mobiles at a go.Regarding follow up:
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