Does anyone else suffer from "Dry eyes" ? I'm wondering if it's associated with IBD For 13 months now, my eyes have been dry, sore, gritty, and sometimes I get eye pain. Lately, while flaring, my eyelids seem swollen too. I've been using eye drops
( preservative free ) that are a hit and miss at helping. Also wonder if spring allergies are making them worse.
Yes, I have problems with dry eyes, and mouth (I've had a corneal abrasion in the past due to very dry eyes in my sleep, but thankfully it healed quickly, and routinely carry water around to take sips to combat mouth dryness otherwise I can start retching if my mouth / throat becomes really dry). I also get blepharitis but routinely clean my eyelids to try to keep that under control, and I have a new problem to add to all of this - ptosis.
If your swollen eyelids could be blepharitis, you could try basic lid hygiene. Here's the Moorfields Eye Hospital (UK specialist eye hospital) guide:https://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/sites/default/files/blepharitis.pdf