I had Steven's Johnson's syndrome at age 15(I am now 42). It left me w/scar tissue under my eyelids.This scar tissue rubs against my cornea making my eyes feel like I have specks of sand in my eyes. I have resorted to using disposable contacts as a "buffer" to protect my cornea against the irritation caused by the scar tissue. In addition, I developed chronic dry eyes because the scar tissue has blocked the oil producing glands in my lids. Long term contact use has worsened the dryness. Help!
Is There Permanent Treatment for Inner Eyelid Scar Tissue?
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Pictures and exam would be instructive, because this not likely an easy answer after Stevens-Johnson syndrome. Burn victims usually have a similar array of eyelid problems that are managed in a variety of ways depending how the area has scarred as well as the condition of the surrounding periorbita.
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