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maryy (@maryy)

Dry eyes

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hi cherriann… i have tried dozens, scores of eyedrops over the years and , for me, am still looking for the perfect one… that would soothe my eyes and last til the next time put drops in… but i have not ever tried prescription dry eye drops. if you find systane is working ok, could you still use it while trying another brand a few hours lagter/ – not sure if should use several types – someone on here will know – also if you dont like the new drops, as i have done, thrown them out and some are quite expensive and barely used. good that your vision is generally good ! J.

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@lacy2 I found an eyedropper I like its Walgreens brand

@lacy2, @cherriann I just happened to see these posts on dry eyes regarding finding an over the counter product.
My experience: One of the side effects of a bone marrow transplant seems to be dry eyes. Fortunately I’ve been able to manage mine with OTC products so far. The worst was at night when my eyelids would stick to my eyes. Trying to get them open was so painful! Daytime, my eyes were burning, gritty, making it difficult to read or be at the computer.
The best by far has been Systane Nighttime ointment! I use it religiously at night. Within the first week of not forgetting a night, my dry eyes improved dramatically. To the point I no longer need drops during the day. My eyes even look like they have a twinkle again. They are definitely healthy looking now.
I think the key is to use it faithfully on a nightly basis. It is goopy and once you apply it, your vision does get blurry so it’s best to just go to bed right away. To apply, I hold out my lower lid just a little and lay a line of the gel along my lower eye lid. The gel melts as you apply it and coats your eye. It doesn’t burn at all and feels really soothing. Just something to consider. Any drug store and usually grocery stores have it in the eye care section. Lori

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