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I have dry eyes due to sjogren’s syndrome. Does anyone else deal with dry eyes?
@artscaping thanks chris for the frig tip. I take it the sting is temporary. I was unable to tolerate Restasis.
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@sue225…….as I sit and think about this…..I don't think I have had any stinging since I started refrigerating them. Even traveling wasn't bad. The other reason I like them cold is that then I know I am covering the entire eye…….as well as getting in all the corners…..
May you be safe and protected.
This is giving me encouragement to open a vial.😊
@artscaping Hi Chris! I must thank you for the fridge tip on Restasis. My mom is 6 weeks in on the drops and was about to give up due to stinging. I told her your tip… she mentioned it to her eye doc and he said, "great idea"…so, she's giving it a whirl for another 2 weeks. Fingers crossed it works because I really think Restatis might help her severe dry eye. Thanks a bunch! Hope you are as well as well can be.
Pharmacist told me to hold the tear ducts – kinda like pinching your upper nose – while "instilling" the drops to keep them where they should be.
how do i hold my tear duct? lol WHat kind of treatment are doing?
Sorry was saying; put in the drops, place some pressure on tear ducts to keep drops in your eyes for a few moments.
@marye2 I'm glad you explained I was trying to figure out how to hold ducts and apply eye drops lol
My eyes very dry udung xiidra does help n systane drops during the day. Often wake up need to use eye wipes or warm compress never use warm wash cloth 2nd time always use clean one. Good luck eyes are important keep clean n use drops
Dear Ellen I have the same problems as you. I am now 83 but still have most of my sight. So do not worry to much. Of course I cannot drive a car any more but I can watch television (the boob tube) so all is still good. Continue to see your opthomalogist and we can still smile because it could be worse. I appreciate whatever is left on my plate. Your eyes must be beautiful to look at. For the best of life. Peach
Dear Lioness it is good to see how you are still there helping others and it is appreciated. Peach
@peach414144 Thanks I try I have the dry eyes M.D dry kind and will see my opthalmologist in Aug. I can tell they are a little worse now A friend told me to wipe my kids with baby wash It's surprising how much that helps clean them that's my latest tip 😉 I use a q tip dip in the baby wash the rinse using same to rinse very clean feeling Glad your doing so well we are all pain warriors I'm 78 in Oct so catching up lol
My ophthalmologist prescribed Restasis, which helps a lot
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