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@loribmt One other thing for the eyelids A friend told me was get some baby shampoo With a q tip dip in and clean eyelids then with other end rinse then dry its was surprising how good the lids feel
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@lioness That’s a great suggestion for cleaning the outer lids. Thank you! In my case, it wasn’t that my eyelids were crusted shut, the eyeball/inner lid were so dry that they’d stick together during sleep. I had to put drops on my closed lids and work under to finally get my lids free. I also used warm compresses several times a day to stimulate tear production. The Systane Lubricant for Nighttime really was a game changer for me. @jshdma, interesting tip about the omega 3/6/9. I’ll look into that! Thank you.
I do a gentle scrub of eyelids in the shower and it seems to activate tear ducts.
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