Re: Congestion in eye
I get that when I touch my eyeball. It's probably an allergic reaction, but I also have dry eyes a lot. I also get that pain you're talking about..it feels like it's ripping.
I've been through the gammit of products and have come up with the best ones so far for me.
When my eyes get red as you describe, I use the Bausch & Lomb Allergy eye drops. I only use them in the morning...but, if I've touched something and it inflammes I use it again. I also use the Bausch & Lomb Moisture drops...it's more like water, not sticky. For you, I'd use them as often during the day as you can for a few days. Maybe things in the air at this time of the year are irritating your eyes, or you have allergies, or whatever....but the moisture won't hurt and will help you from developing worse problems. The dryer the eyes, the more prone to infection and further irritation.
If they're really bad, the best lubricant eye drops I've found are called Isopto Tears by Alcon. They feel a bit blurry at first, but feel good for a long time.
When my eyes were really bad after I had pink eye, I tried some of the other brands of lubricant type drops. It seemed that dust and cat hair were more attracted to them. But, everyone has their favourites.
The best thing for you is to use drops for moisture OFTEN, and an allergy drop to take out the congestion. The B&L allergy drops don't sting compared to others I've tried. And the best thing is that they're actually one of the cheapest on the market. Go figure.
I hope your eyes improve soon.
It's all a matter of perspective!