Eyes like count dracula

Discussion in 'Middle - later stages of dementia' started by Ellaroo, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Ellaroo

    Ellaroo Registered User

    Nov 16, 2015
    161
    Liverpool
    Mum has had 2 lots of drops, one from chemist, other from drs but cannot stop rubbing her eyes. One is completely bloodshot .
    Has anybody had experience of this and if so how did they solve eye rubbing problem.
    I try and distract her when she does it but she usually carries on.
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,740
    Female
    Scotland
    Could you buy some cheap goggles and get her to wear them for ten minutes after you put the eye drops in?
     
  3. Patricia Alice

    Patricia Alice Registered User

    Mar 2, 2015
    179
    Is it definitely the drops? She may have entropian where the lower lid eye lashes are turning in and scratching the eye, this is what happened with my mum. If this is the case, it can be corrected with minor surgery. So worth getting optician or GP to check.
     
  4. Red66

    Red66 Registered User

    Feb 29, 2016
    363
    What are the drops for? Conjunctivitis, dry eyes? Wondering if she is sensitive to the drops on top of the problem she had to end up needing them in the first place...
     
  5. Ellaroo

    Ellaroo Registered User

    Nov 16, 2015
    161
    Liverpool
    Goggles sounds good but depends if she tries to remove them.
    As soon as drops are put into her eyes , verbal abuse starts and thn rubbing with fingers and clothing if she can pull it hard enough to reach her eyes.
     
  6. fizzie

    fizzie Registered User

    Jul 20, 2011
    2,740
    As someone said earlier sounds to me as though there is an underlying problem - need to get it looked at quickly by a opthalmologist at the hospital or superquick at the opticians and get a referral from there. My ma had eye probs and we used steroid drops under strict supervision
     
  7. Ellaroo

    Ellaroo Registered User

    Nov 16, 2015
    161
    Liverpool
    Thanks for advice. GP did come out and prescribe drops , will continue for few more days and contact surgery
     

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