So I'm in menopause due to my last endo surgery two years ago and I've had a terrible five month period with dry and painful eyes. I have recently been diagnosed with Recurrent Corneal Erosion. This basically means you get a scratch or something in your eye and it looks as if it heals but the top layer of the healed bit doesn't bond properly with the top layer of the eye and keeps detatching, sometimes weeks later. It's been going on since before Xmas and has taken several trips to the Eye Hospital A&E to get diagnosed. First I was treated like a time waster because there was nothing to see, but after several visits it became clear what was happening and they've told me it can take up to a year to clear up and is due to me being in menopause and having dry eyes. I'm doing absolutely everything they've suggested but it's started up again for the fourth time this weekend and I'm feeling bloody miserable about it.
The nurse who saw me said the menopausal dry eyes is what keeps it flaring up, and has suggested I get my GP to refer me to a corneal surgeon for possible laser surgery but I'm wondering if anyone has had this problem and if so, did HRT solve it? I'm obviously scared about endo flaring up again, I'm already getting pain from adhesions and am seeing my consultant in August to discuss a recent MRI scan. However I am in such agony with this painful eye condition and nothing I take makes any difference.
Any experiences really appreciated.