Does anyone have a problem with bloodshot, dry eyes? I've had problems for a couple of years but was constantly told it was because I worked at a pc screen all day. I've been away from the screen for 12 months now but it's getting worse. Am on 50mcg Levothyroxine but find my eyes are very sore, especially the inner corner. They become more bloodshot as the day goes on.
I've stopped wearing eye makeup as that seems to aggrevate the conditon.
I recently went to the docs and he suggested it was Blepharitis which is a 'cover all' for irritated eyes. I've been advised to clean my eyelashes with a bicarb mix or baby shampoo. I don't have any obvious problem with my eye lashes, not discharge or soreness. It's the eye itself that is sore and gritty.
I've been cleaning lashes now for a week and there's no difference. I'm suspecting it's the thyroid condition that is affecting the eye. Is this a known problem with hypothyroid?