For the past 6 or 7 years I have had an issue with my eyes that no doctor can seem to diagnose. Majority of the time my eyes feel like they are burning, have very dark circles under them, they become watery, feel gritty and they ALWAYS have a red glazed look to them. Sometimes they feel quite comfortable, however this is not often and this condition seems to to cause me trouble on random occasions through everyday, but consistently.
From what doctors have told me, it is NOT Dry Eye and NOT allergy. The optometrist said that my lower eyelid is extremely congested with blood vessels, however the upper part of my eye seems completely normal, which is strange.
So my question is could the deviated septum which I have cause my eyes to become really irritated and red so often? Maybe its reducing the flow of mucus from the sinuses around my eyes, causing them to become irritated easily? I would like some of your opinions, because this is literally the last option I have to treat whatever my condition may be. (I do produce a ton of mucus in my nose each day also, nasal spray and irrigation helps to some extent)
If you are certain that you have a deviated septum then surgery can fix that. Deviated septum can cause sleep apnea, which deprives people of proper sleep, preventing you to enter REM sleep. This is very serious because sleep apnea will make you feel tired all the time. Difficulty concentrating and forgetfulness are also symptoms of sleep apnea that resulted from having a deviated septum. Your dark circles under your eyes are probably the result you not having enough sleep at night. You can sleep all you want but you will still feel tired because your REM cycle is not there. Fix the deviated septum first and then check for allergy causes if it doesn't help. The surgery for deviated septum is not that expensive and costs only $1000 to $2000 without insurance. It will only take about an hour to be done. Save your money and do it. It will help you tremendously. Hope this help
I have the same problem with my eyes for years and have even seen a optometrist and had no joy. I have just had a sinus op and had my deviated septum straightened 4 days ago. Its all still very swollen and sore but i will let you all know if my eye starts to get any better. sorry its a bit premature but time will tell.
Do you drink a lot of milk? Have you tried cutting out milk products in your diet? I had some similar symptoms and this really helped my issues cease. Also - have you been to an Allergist? Eye doctors can't help you with eye allergies like an Allergist can.
I have already had a test for common allergies and it came back with nothing.
The reason I also think its not allergies because my eyes will start to feel like they are burning are completely random times. Its just to inconsistent to be an allergy I would think, because I am be in the same room one day and be fine, and the next day my eyes could be red and watery in that same room.
If you are certain that you have a deviated septum then surgery can fix that. Deviated septum can cause sleep apnea, which deprives people of proper sleep by preventing you from entering into REM sleep. This is very serious because sleep apnea will make you feel tired all the time. Difficulty concentrating and forgetfulness are also symptoms of sleep apnea that resulted from having a deviated septum. Your dark circles under your eyes are probably the result you not having enough sleep at night. You can sleep all you want but you will still feel tired because your REM cycle is not there. Fix the deviated septum first and then check for allergy causes if it doesn't help. The surgery for deviated septum is not that expensive and costs only $1000 to $2000 without insurance. It will only take about an hour to be done. Save your money and do it. It will help you tremendously. Hope this help
eye redness and deviated septum...are they related?
I also have the exact same thing...did the deviated septum surgery help? I plan on doing that surgery this summer. I am very tired of waking up with such red eyes...mostly on the right side where my deviated septum is blocked. I have had allergy testing and am fine?! I also have discharge in that eye often in the morning. I have been to the eye doctor and regular doctor, but never learn anything new?!
i have deviated septum too and problems with one of my eye.sometimes, the conjunctiva of eye is a little red .Sometimes I feel like I have sand in the eye.nearly two years, I have this problem. I was diagnosed with blepharitis, conjunctivitis and viral follicular conjunctivitis. they recommended me to take vitamin C to strengthen my system imunitar.but I see no change.I would appreciate if someone would tell me if surgery Improvements.sorry for my english.
I am so happy to of stumbled on this site, I also have the symptoms I read here, I had the surgery 22 years ago but the last two or so years my eyesight has become very blurry and the expressions on my face seem to be changing and uncomfortable to smile. I have dark circles and wake suddenly at night several times and not sure why except for thinking maybe it's due to menopause. I will make an appointment to have my septum checked. I wish you all luck too !
The surgery definitely helped me a ton. I had the same exact symptoms everyones talked about on here. Extremely dry eyes, the whites of my eyes closest to my nose were usually red and veiny with a yellow spot starting to grow. I didn't have any allergies and I used the best contacts for dry eyes to no avail. I would often have bags and slight swelling around my eyes, burning feeling in my eyes, very stuffy feeling in my face, ear problems at times, occasional blurry vision, headaches, terribly dry mouth and eventually my tongue started cracking from sleeping with my mouth open and it was pretty painful. I knew I had a broken deviated nose but I didn't think it would cause that much havoc. My brother had the surgery about 15 years ago and he was in a lot of pain from the surgery and basically said the surgery wasn't worth it so I never thought about doing it until I was completely completely miserable. So I went to the doctor and he was very confident the deviated septum was to blame, in one way or the other, causing all these problems. The post surgery recovery is pretty painful and can be a little traumatic lol. You will not believe the gauze and clotted blood you pull out of your nose during the recovery. That said, I had it done almost 4 months ago and I honestly get more and more back to myself everyday. It may sound stupid but it was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I would strongly recommend you see a doctor and if he suggests the surgery I would do it in a heartbeat.