MCAS makes eye(s) suddenly blurry

Sherlock

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A blogger is reviewing Afrin's Occam book and quotes him:

The second most common eye-related complaint I’ve encountered is brief, unprovoked episodes (typically a minute or two, sometimes shorter, sometimes longer) of loss of visual focus. This virtually always affects both eyes at the same time.
http://www.mastcelldisease.com/never-bet-against-occam-the-mcas-bible-in-review-part-five/

I've been having that for years, in the morning, but for me was almost always only in one eye. It's as if a film suddenly is over the pupil.

I'd never associated that with MCAS, but there it is.
 

Sherlock

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Apparently, some allergy sufferers have the inside lining of their eyelids slough off. This seems like the same thing. The inside of the eyelid has many of... you guessed it, mast cells.


But come to think of it, there are times of instant onset. I cannot read the computer screen with that eye at that time. A few minutes later, it suddenly goes away. That's as described by Afrin above.

But I've also had lots of days where my eyes are blurry for many hours. The blurriness is not as bad at those times, either. I can read the computer screen, but barely, with a lot of squinting. That seems to have a different cause.
 
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Gingergrrl

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Have any of you tried Zaditor eye drops (which is Ketotefin in an eye drop form)? It helps the eyes with inflammation and allergies from MCAS. I use it 2x/day and it's OTC and not a prescription (at least in the US).