2 weeks later my right eye is still dry and blurry so I went back to the optometrist for a follow-up today. No good, she said that the keratitis has gotten worse and that now my cornea was also slightly swollen She prescribed prescription steroid drops this time and said she was going to call my derm to confer about either taking me off accutane or reducing my dosage ( I am so bummed out. I hope I can stay on at a low dose since this drug is my only hope. The silver lining is that punctal keratitis is fully reversible and mine is still pretty minor.
I will keep you guys posted. In the meantime, given the worst-case scenario, anyone know about the possible success of a mere 2 months of accutane? I've responded really well so far, no new actives in about 3 weeks and total clearance of all chest and back acne and ultra-stubborn nose blackheads. I know it's not ideal, but I'm wondering if it has made a difference for anyone.